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Country at a Glance

Maldives has deep blue seas, turquoise reefs, white sandy beaches and palm trees. It is also a place full of character, where its people have long spent their days languishing in the very essence of idyll living.

The beauty of Maldives islands are indeed addictive. Once you sample the heady mixture of secluded serenity, thrilling water sports activities, soothing spas, relaxing beaches all wrapped in the luxurious comfort of modern amenities - you are bound to want the experience again.

Time: GMT+5hrs
Capital island: Male’
Total islands: 1,190
Inhabited islands: 200
Resort islands: 105
Population: Approx. 350,000
Major industries: Tourism and Fishing
Currency: Rufiyaa (USD 1 = MRF 15.42)
Electricity: 240 AC
Government Working hours: 8:00 am to 3:00 pm Sunday to Thursday
Bank hours: 9:00am to 03:00 pm Sunday to Thursdays