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Maldives
(1,116 words)

Divehi Raajjeyge Jumhooriyyaa (The Republic of Maldives)

Demographics (United Nations)

Population

459,000

Area

300 sq. km (120 sq. mi)

Population density

1,500/sq. km (4,000/sq. mi)

Growth rate p.a.

1.87% (per 1,000: births 14, deaths 3)

Under 15 years

23%

Urban dwellers

41% (2.34% p.a.)

Capital city

Male 164,000

Languages & peoples (World Christian Database)

Mother tongues

97% Maldivian, 1% Bengali, 1% Sinhala, plus 9 others

Peoples

97% …

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“Maldives”, in: World Christian Encyclopedia Online, Todd M. Johnson, Gina A. Zurlo. Consulted online on 31 July 2021 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2666-6855_WCEO_COM_02MDV>
First published online: 2020



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