Maldives Population 2022 (Live)

540,989
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From 1905 to 1960, the population remained around 100,000 before starting to climb after independence. The population doubled by 1978, and its growth rate peaked at 3.4% in 1985. Maldives reached a population of 299,000 at the 2006 census.

The Maldive Islands has very little room for more growth, as it is already the 11th most densely populated country on the world and has less than 300 square kilometers of land. The country's fertility rate has fallen from 6.4 births per woman in 1990 to just 2.8 in 2000, while the share of older people has grown. Maldives is expected to continue its modest growth rate of 2% for the near future.

The current population of Maldives is 540,989 based on projections of the latest United Nations data. The UN estimates the July 1, 2022 population at 540,985.

Maldives Growth Rate

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Maldives Population 2022 (Live)

Maldives Population Clock

Maldives Population (as of 7/5/2022)540,989
Last UN Estimate (July 1, 2022)540,985
Births per Day18
Deaths per Day4
Migrations per Day-13
Net Change per Day1
Population Change Since Jan. 1185

Components of Population Change

One birth every 80 minutes0%
One death every 360 minutes0%
One net migrant every 111 minutes0%
Net gain of one person every 1440 minutes0%

Maldives Population Clock

Name Population
Male103,693
Fuvahmulah11,140
Hithadhoo9,927
Kulhudhuffushi9,500
Thinadhoo6,376
Naifaru5,044
Hulhumale5,000
Dhidhdhoo3,039
Maafushi3,000
Viligili2,925

Maldives Population Density Map

Year Population Growth Rate Density (km²) Population Rank Density Rank
195579,7031.57%265.6818114
196089,8632.43%299.5418116
1965102,7182.71%342.3918114
1970115,6912.41%385.6418213
1975136,4173.35%454.7218112
1980158,2723.02%527.5717911
1985189,5373.67%631.7917910
1990223,1583.32%743.8617911
1995254,1392.63%847.1318011
2000279,3981.91%931.3317911
2005319,6082.73%1065.3617811
2010365,7342.73%1219.1117710
2015454,9154.46%1516.381738
2017496,4024.39%1654.671738
2018515,6963.89%1718.991738
2019530,9532.96%1769.841738
2020540,5441.81%1801.811738
2021543,6172.71%1812.061738
2022540,9851.74%1803.281738

Maldives Population by Year (Historical)

Year Population Growth Rate Density (km²) Population Rank Density Rank
2025522,128-0.69%1740.431738
2030519,341-0.11%1731.141738
2035538,1660.71%1793.891738
2040556,2770.66%1854.261738
2045573,1310.60%1910.441738
2050586,1000.45%1953.671738
2055593,0040.23%1976.681738
2060593,3160.01%1977.721758
2065587,943-0.18%1959.811768
2070578,006-0.34%1926.691768
2075564,381-0.48%1881.271768
2080548,118-0.58%1827.0617710
2085530,761-0.64%1769.2017711
2090514,606-0.62%1715.3517712
2095501,216-0.53%1670.7217712
2023534,6770.73%1782.261738
2024527,654-0.13%1758.851738

Maldives Population by Year (Projections)

Maldives Population Pyramid 2022

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Maldives Median Age

28.2


Total

28.1


Male

28.3


Female

Maldives Population by Age

There are 419,732 people over age 18 in Maldives.

Census Years

Year Date
198528 March 1985
19908 March 1990
199525 March 1995
20007 April 2000
200628 March 2006
201427 September 2014
20192019

Maldives Population Pyramid

The 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. The largest city and capital in the 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.

Maldives Demographics

The people of the 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 Dhivehi.

There are about 70,000 foreign workers in the Maldives, as well as 33,000 illegal immigrants, who make up about one-third of the total population. Most workers and immigrants are from Nepal, Bangladesh, and Sri Lanka.

Maldives - General Info

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