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Map
Maldives
Summary statistics
Region South-central Asia  
Currency Rufiyaa (MVR)  
Surface area (square kilometres) 300  
Population in 2011 (estimated, 000) 320  
Population density in 2011 (per square kilometre) 1066.9  
Capital city and population in 2011 (000) Male (132)  
United Nations membership date 21 September 1965  
Economic indicators
GDP: Gross domestic product (million current US$) 2011 2050  
GDP: Gross domestic product (million current US$) 2010 2076  
GDP: Gross domestic product (million current US$) 2005 992  
GDP: Growth rate at constant 2005 prices (annual %) 2011 7.5  
GDP: Growth rate at constant 2005 prices (annual %) 2010 5.7  
GDP: Growth rate at constant 2005 prices (annual %) 2005 -8.7  
GDP per capita (current US$) 2011 6405.0  
GDP per capita (current US$) 2010 6570.0  
GDP per capita (current US$) 2005 3362.0  
GNI: Gross national income per capita (current US$) 2011 6076.0  
GNI: Gross national income per capita (current US$) 2010 6236.0  
GNI: Gross national income per capita (current US$) 2005 3200.0  
Gross fixed capital formation (% of GDP) 2011 57.5  
Gross fixed capital formation (% of GDP) 2010 56.7  
Gross fixed capital formation (% of GDP) 2005 61.1  
Exchange rates (national currency per US$) 2011 15.41 Market rate.  
Exchange rates (national currency per US$) 2010 12.80 Market rate.  
Exchange rates (national currency per US$) 2005 12.80 Market rate.  
Balance of payments, current account (million US$) 2011 ...  
Balance of payments, current account (million US$) 2010 -463  
Balance of payments, current account (million US$) 2005 -273  
CPI: Consumer price index (2000=100) 2011 163 Male.  
CPI: Consumer price index (2000=100) 2010 146 Male.  
CPI: Consumer price index (2000=100) 2005 107 Male. Series linked to former series.  
Agricultural production index (2004-2006=100) 2011 87  
Agricultural production index (2004-2006=100) 2010 83  
Agricultural production index (2004-2006=100) 2005 89  
Food production index (2004-2006=100) 2011 87  
Food production index (2004-2006=100) 2010 83  
Food production index (2004-2006=100) 2005 89  
Employment in industrial sector (% of employed) 2011 ...  
Employment in industrial sector (% of employed) 2010 ...  
Employment in industrial sector (% of employed) 2005 24.3 Population census. 2006. Excludes conscripts. The indices are shown in terms of ISIC Rev. 3.  
Employment in agricultural sector (% of employed) 2011 ...  
Employment in agricultural sector (% of employed) 2010 ...  
Employment in agricultural sector (% of employed) 2005 11.5 Population census. 2006. Excludes conscripts. The indices are shown in terms of ISIC Rev. 3.  
Labour force participation, adult female pop. (%) 2011 55.7  
Labour force participation, adult female pop. (%) 2010 55.1  
Labour force participation, adult female pop. (%) 2005 50.2  
Labour force participation, adult male pop. (%) 2011 76.8  
Labour force participation, adult male pop. (%) 2010 76.4  
Labour force participation, adult male pop. (%) 2005 74.6  
Tourist arrivals at national borders (000) 2011 931 Air arrivals.  
Tourist arrivals at national borders (000) 2010 792 Air arrivals.  
Tourist arrivals at national borders (000) 2005 395 Air arrivals.  
Telephone subscribers, total (per 100 inhabitants) 2011 173.2  
Telephone subscribers, total (per 100 inhabitants) 2010 165.5  
Telephone subscribers, total (per 100 inhabitants) 2005 79.9  
Internet users (per 100 inhabitants) 2011 34.0  
Internet users (per 100 inhabitants) 2010 28.3  
Internet users (per 100 inhabitants) 2005 6.9  
Exports (million US$) 2011 83.3  
Imports (million US$) 2011 1411.7  
Balance (million US$) 2011 -1328.4  
Major trading partners (% of exports) 2011 Thailand (20.3), France (17.6), Sri Lanka (11.8)  
Major trading partners (% of imports) 2011 United Arab Emirates (21.8), Singapore (21.6), India (10.1)  
Social indicators
Population growth rate (average annual %) 2010-2015 1.3  
Urban population growth rate (average annual %) 2010-2015 3.9  
Rural population growth rate (average annual %) 2010-2015 -0.7  
Urban population (%) 2012 42.3  
Population aged 0-14 years (%) 2012 25.1  
Population aged 60+ years (females and males, % of total) 2012 6.7/7.3  
Sex ratio (males per 100 females) 2012 101.4  
Life expectancy at birth (females and males, years) 2010-2015 78.7/76.0  
Infant mortality rate (per 1 000 live births) 2010-2015 8.1  
Fertility rate, total (live births per woman) 2010-2015 1.7  
Contraceptive prevalence (ages 15-49, %) 2006-2010 34.7  
International migrant stock (000 and % of total population) mid-2010 3.3/1.0 Estimates.  
Education: Government expenditure (% of GDP) 2006-2012 7.8  
Education: Primary-secondary gross enrolment ratio (f/m per 100) 2006-2012 103.2/101.4 UNESCO estimate. 2004.  
Education: Female third-level students (% of total) 2006-2012 69.9 2004.  
Intentional homicides (females and males, per 100 000) 2008-2010 0.0/1.1  
Seats held by women in national parliaments (%) 2012 6.5  
Environment
Threatened species 2012 62  
Forested area (% of land area) 2010 3.0  
CO2 emission estimates (000 metric tons and metric tons per capita) 2009 1026/3.3  
Energy consumption per capita (kilograms oil equivalent) 2009 1092.0  
Rainfall in the capital city, total mean (millimetres) 1901  
Temperature in the capital city, mean °C (minimum and maximum) 25.8/30.6  
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