Maldives 1996

Yearbook 1996

Maldives. The Maldives is one of the LDC countries – the least developed countries in the world – which has noted high growth in recent times. During the period 1985-94, the average increase in gross national income was 6.5% per annum and residents.


The Maldives in the mostly calm Indian Ocean have a very constant warm, tropical climate with high humidity. Temperatures rarely drop below 25 degrees, even at night.

The south-west monsoons from May to October and the north-east monsoons from November to April are characteristic of the climate. The southwest monsoons usually bring wind and more intense rainfall in June and July. The months of November to April are considered the best travel time.

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The Maldives is a small state formed by corals and atolls

The name of this smallest state in Asia means the land of a thousand islands in the native language of the islands. Located in the southwestern tip of the southern tip of India, the Maldives consists of a chain of about two thousand islands and atolls, only a couple hundred of the islands are inhabited.

The population of the Maldives is ethnically mixed; Sinhalese, Indians, Arabs and Africans. The most common religion is Sunnah Islam and there are hundreds of mosques on the islands.

The small islands of the Maldives are relatively barren, so vegetation and with it agriculture is inherently scarce. Of the food plants, coconut palm, banana, sweet potato and a few spices are the most successful.

The reefs surrounding the islands protect Maldivian holiday paradises from tropical storms. The average temperature is approaching 30 degrees, the rainy season is from May to October. Nearly half a million tourists enjoy the Maldives ’stunning sandy beaches, turquoise lagoons, lush palm forests and incredibly colorful undersea world every year.

Population 1996

According to, the population of Maldives in 1996 was 254,028, ranking number 180 in the world. The population growth rate was 2.630% yearly, and the population density was 847.1300 people per km2.

Maldives Population Distribution by Age