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Maldives Population and religion percentage

Maldives, officially the Republic of Maldives, is a small archipelagic state in South Asia situated in the Indian Ocean. The chain of 26 atolls stretches from Ihavandhippolhu Atoll in the north to Addu Atoll in the south (across the Equator). The Maldives is one of the world’s most geographically dispersed sovereign states as well as the smallest Asian country by land area & 2nd the least-populous country in Asia.

As per the United Nations World Population Prospects report, the estimated population of Maldives  in 2024 is 517,887 (5.17 Lakh)

Maldives2024 Population
Total Population517,887
Land Area 298 sq.km ((115 mi)
Pop. Density1802 people/sq. km
Capital CityMale
Fertility Rate* 1.88
Infant mortality rate ** 5.3
Median Age  29.9 Years
Life Expectancy 79.89 years
Urban Population 35%

Source: UN World Population Prospects report

*Fertility rate, average number of children born to women during their reproductive years.

**Infant mortality rate is the number of deaths per 1,000 live births of children under one year of age.

Religion in Maldives

Islam is the majority religion in Maldives and also the state religion of Maldives. Almost the entire population of Maldives follows Islam.

Religion percentage in Maldives

  • Islam- 100%
Top Cities in Maldives by Population
2Addu City33,876
Population of Maldives 2023 | Religion in Maldives