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Protection & Enforcement of IPRs in Maldives

Republic of Maldives
  • ދިވެހިރާއްޖޭގެ ޖުމްހޫރިއްޔާ (Dhivehi)
  • Dhivehi Raajjeyge Jumhooriyyaa
Motto: "الدولة المحلديبية"  
(English: "State of the Mahal Dibiyat")
Anthem: "Qaumii salaam"
(English: "National Salute")
Location of Maldives in the Indian Ocean
Location of Maldives in the Indian Ocean
Capital
and largest city
Malé
Official languagesDhivehi
Recognised languagesEnglish, Arabic
Ethnic groups
(2019)
≈100% Maldivians[1][2][3]
Religion
Sunni Islam (official)
Demonym(s)Maldivian
GovernmentUnitary presidential constitutional republic
• President
Ibrahim Mohamed Solih[4]
Faisal Naseem[5]
Mohamed Nasheed[6]
Ahmed Muthasim Adnan[7]
LegislaturePeople's Majlis
Independence
• from the United Kingdom
26 July 1965
• Republic proclaimed
11 November 1968
7 August 2008
Area
• Total
300[8] km2 (120 sq mi) (187th)
Population
• 2022 estimate
579,330 or 392,040a [9] (178th)
• 2014 census
437,535 or 339,761a [9]
• Density
1,102.5/km2 (2,855.5/sq mi) (8th)
GDP (PPP)2022 estimate
• Total
Increase $11.385 billion[10] (162nd)
• Per capita
Increase $29,132 [10] (62nd)
GDP (nominal)2022 estimate
• Total
Increase $5.502 billion[10] (158th)
• Per capita
Increase $14,078[10] (65th)
Gini (2016)Positive decrease 31.3[11]
medium
HDI (2019)Increase 0.740[12]
high · 95th
Currency
Time zoneUTC+5 (Maldives Time)
Date formatdd/mm/yyyy
Driving sideleft
Calling code+960
ISO 3166 codeMV
Internet TLD.mv
  1. Excluding resident foreign nationals

Maldives

Maldives, officially the Republic of Maldives, is an archipelagic country located in Southern Asia, situated in the Indian Ocean. It lies southwest of Sri Lanka and India, about 750 kilometres from the Asian continent's mainland. The chain of 26 atolls stretches from in the north to Addu Atoll in the south.