Maldives Population 2017
Maldives, officially the Republic of the Maldives and referred to as the Maldive Islands, is an island nation in the Indian Ocean-Arabian Sea region. The country is made up of 27 atolls between the Chagos Archipelago and Minicoy Island, 250 miles southwest of India. In 2017, Maldives has an estimated population of 436,330, which ranks 175th in the world.
Maldives is the smallest Asian country, both by land area and population. Its estimated population is 436,330, who live on a total land area of just 298 square kilometers (206th in the world). The Maldive Islands has a high population density of 1,102 people per square kilometer, making it the 11th most densely populated country on earth.
The largest city and capital in Maldives is Male, with an estimated population of 63,000. This is followed by Addu City (32,000) and Fuvahmulah (12,000). These are the only cities with a population surpassing 10,000.
The people of Maldives have an identity that is a blend of the cultures of people who settled on the islands. It is believed the earliest inhabitants were from Sri Lanka and southern India. The Maldives people are ethnically related to those of the Indian subcontinent and are ethnically known as Dhivehis.
There are about 70,000 foreign workers in Maldives, as well as 33,000 illegal immigrants, who make up about one-thrd of the total population. Most workers and immigrants are from Nepal, Bangladesh, and Sri Lanka.
Source: Shahee Ilyas