It is the smallest Asian country in both land area and in population.

It is also the country with the lowest natural highest point in the world, at 2.4 metres (7 ft 10 in).

The islands gained independence from the United Kingdom in 1965, becoming a republic in 1968.

  • The largest export partner of Maldives is France.
  • The largest import partner of Maldives is Singapore.
  • There is 1 seaport in Maldives.

Tourist Attraction#

The 1,200 coral islands of the Maldives tempt swimmers, snorkelers, and other adventurers.

National Facts#

  • The national bird of Maldives is White-breasted waterhen.
  • The national dish of Maldives is Garudhiya.
White-breasted waterhen, Foto: source: Wikicommons unter CC
White-breasted waterhen
Foto: source: Wikicommons unter CC


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