Where are the Maldives?

Maldives is located in the Central & South Asia region at latitude 3.202778 and longitude 73.22068 and is part of the Asian continent.

The DMS coordinates for the center of the country are:

  • 3Β° 12' 10.00'' N
  • 73Β° 13' 14.45'' E

You can see the location of Maldives on the world map below:

Pin pointing out the location of the Maldives on the South Asia map

The country has no neighboring countries/land borders.

Maritime Borders

Maldives borders with the Indian Ocean.

Maldives Key Facts

CoordinatesLatitude: 3.202778
Longitude: 73.22068
Country CodesAlpha 2: MV
Alpha 3: MDV
Country Flag EmojiπŸ‡²πŸ‡»
Int. Phone Prefix+960
Capital cityMalΓ©
Central & South Asia
Country Area298 sq km
Population 2021543,620
World Rank: 167
Median Age30.6
Life expectancy79.9
Major languagesDhivehi (official, dialect of Sinhala, script derived from Arabic), English (spoken by most government officials)
UTC/GMT TimeNumber of time zones: 1
  • UTC+05:00
Internet TLD.mv
Biggest AirportVelana International Airport (MLE)
Average temperature28.00 Β°C
82.40 Β°F
Administrative Divisions19 administrative atolls 2 cities
Political systemPresidential representative democratic republic

Maldives Economy Facts

World Bank Income GroupUpper middle income
World Bank RegionSouth Asia
CurrencyRufiyaa (MVR)
GDP in 2020$3.7 (billions of USD)
World Rank: 161
GDP per capita in 2020$6,924
World Rank: 85
Major Industries / Economic SectorsTourism, manufacturing, agriculture, energy
Top 5 Import CountriesIndia, China, United Arab Emirates, Saudi Arabia, Singapore
Top 5 Export CountriesIndia, China, United Arab Emirates, Malaysia, Singapore

Biggest Cities in Maldives

Here are the largest cities in Maldives based on 2021 data:

City Population
Male 133,019

Map of Maldives with the Largest Cities

Other Countries in the Central & South Asia Region