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The whole name: Republic of Maldives

Area: 298 square kilometers

Population: 301475 inhabitants

Capital: Male

Z-time: + 5 hours

Nation: Singhalese, Dravidians, Arabs, Africans

Language: Philippine, English, Spanish

Religion: Mussulman, Sunnite

Climate: tropical warm, equable. The warm tropical climate results in relatively minor variations in daily temperature throughout the year. The best weather conditions are from December to the beginning of April (north-east monsoon): calm sea, the weather is sunny and dry. In Maldives, the wet southwest monsoon lasts from the end of April to the end of October and brings strong winds and storms. But it is at least hot at this period. The average temperature is maximum +31C in the daytime. The average nighttime temperature is minimum +26 C. Water temperature is +24..+27Cthroughout the year

Big cities: Male

Sector of the national economy: fishing, tourism, shipbuilding, coral and sand mining, production of coconuts, maize, yam, fish processing, processing of coconuts.

Main partners: Sri Lanka, Great Britain, Germany, Singapore, USA, India, Gong Kong, Japan, Thailand  

Health risk: sunburns

Line voltage: 220V

System of measures and weighting system: metric