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Key data for the Republic of Maldives

Head of state, head of government: Abdulla Yameen Abdul Gayoom
Type of state: republic
Land area: 298 km2
Capital: Male
Population: 338,442
Religion: Moslem (Sunni), state religion 
Language: Dhivehi
Currency: Rufiyaa (MVR)
Gross domestic product (GDP) 2012: USD 2.22bn
Change over previous year: +3.4%
Per capita GDP: USD 6,566
Swiss colony: 45 persons
Swiss exports 2012: CHF 2.81m
Change over previous year: -18.6%
Swiss imports 2012: CHF 3.1m 
Change over previous year: +77.5%