Facts About The Maldives You Did Not Know Before

March 9, 2021

The Maldives is a beautiful tourist destination. It has been named under seven wonders of the world, and the locals of the country truly take pride in the beauty of the country. The Maldives, officially known as the Republic of Maldives situates in the Indian Ocean. It is neighboring countries such as India and Srilanka. The country lies about 700 km away from the Asian continent’s mainland. 

The Maldives is known and beloved by all, yet it is truly misunderstood by a lot of people. It is visited by celebrities, investors, and the best forex brokers in the world. Visiting a country is not the same thing as truly getting to know the country. Here are some facts about the most romantic country on earth. 

  1. The Maldives is an Islamic Country 

Islam is the state religion of Maldives, and adherence to it is legally required for citizens. Non-Muslims cannot become citizens of Maldives 

  1. They Have Their Own Language Called Dhivehi 

Maldivians have their own language called Dhivehi, belonging to the Indo-Aryan Language family. The language is a close descendent of Elu Prakrit and is closely related to Sinhalese but many other languages such as Arabic, French, and Urdu have influenced the language. 

  1. It is the Lowest And Flattest Nation In the World 

The Maldives is only 1.5 meters above sea level and that puts it in grave danger as a result of climate change. 

  1. The Maldives Once Had An Underwater Cabinet Meeting To raise awareness For Global Warming

As a symbolic cry for help from the rising situation of global warming, The president of Maldives along with ministers held an underwater cabinet meeting, which is one of the world’s first to be held. 

  1. Alcohol Is Forbidden In this Country (Except for on resorts, no worries)

Islamic countries normally don’t allow alcohol as it is forbidden. But resorts of course have a supply of alcohol for the tourists. 

  1. The Weekend In Maldives Is Friday And Saturday 

The weekdays for Maldivians are from Sunday to Thursday. Friday is the day of celebration and prayer in the country.  

  1. It Is A Democratic Country 

The country has a democratic system. They vote for their presidents and parliament and are given complete freedom of speech. 

  1. The Maldives Has 1190 Islands, Only 185 islands Occupied people

The Maldives consists of many small islands and people center themselves on specific islands of each atoll. There are around 26 atolls in the country. 

  1. The Population Is only Around 500,000

Incredibly shocking to most people. But the country has a small population and rarely anyone live below the poverty line. 

  1. Has the Record For Highest Divorce Rate In The World. 

Again, another shocking fact which is true for this romantic country. According to the UN, Maldives has the highest divorce rate with 10.97 divorces per 1,000 inhabitants per year.

The Maldives has a lot of interesting facts, legendary stories and rich history behind their country. The country is also said to be established by an exiled prince and there are many stories of the reigning queens and sultans of the country. It is both a fascinating and beautiful country. 

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