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:

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

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

The country has no neighboring countries/land borders.

Maritime Borders

Maldives borders with the Indian Ocean.

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

Maldives Related Content

Maldives Key Facts

CountryMaldives
CoordinatesLatitude: 3.202778
Longitude: 73.22068
Country CodesAlpha 2: MV
Alpha 3: MDV
Country Flag Emoji🇲🇻
Int. Phone Prefix+960
Capital cityMalé
Continent
Subcontinent
Asia
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 °C
82.40 °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