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Sultanate of the MALDIVE ISLANDS

Sultanate of the MALDIVE ISLANDS

Flag or logo since 1965-07-25*
DHIVEHI RAJJE Sultanat : އައްސުލްޠާން ދިވެހިރާއްޖެ (dv) + Sultanate of the MALDIVE ISLANDS (en)r + Sultanat JUZUR AL-MALDIF : سلطنة جزر المالديف (ar)r De facto Independent
Emblem or Symbol*

Sultan Muhammad Farid Didi
(ruler of MALDIVE ISLANDS since 1954-03-07)
Capitals & administrative places*: Male
Official & national languages: Arabic (ar) . Maldivian-Divehi (dv) . English (en) .
r recognized, diplomatic or working language at national level



19 Divisions:

ARI Administrative Atoll of ARI  (Rasdhoo)Local: ALIFU Atholhu : އާލިފް އަތޮޅު (dv)  (Rasdhoo)
BAA Administrative Atoll of BAA : Southern Malosmadulu Atoll  (Eydhafushi)Local: BAA Atholhu - Maalhosmadulu Dhekunuburi Atholhu : މާޅޮސްމަޑުލު ދެކުނުބުރީ އަތޮޅު (dv)  (Eydhafushi)
DAALU Administrative Atoll of DAALU : Southern Nilandu Atoll  (Kudahuvadhoo)Local: DHAALU Atholhu - Nilandhé Atholhu Dhekunuburi : ނިލަންދެ އަތޮޅު ދެއްކުނުބުރީ އެވެ (dv)  (Kudahuvadhoo)
FAAFU Administrative Atoll of FAAFU : Northern Nilandu Atoll  (Magoodhoo)Local: FAAFU Atholhu - Nilandhé Atholhu Uthuruburi : ނިލަންދެ އަތޮޅު އުތުުރުބުރި (dv)  (Magoodhoo)
GAAFU NORTH Administrative Atoll of GAAFU NORTH : Northern Huvadhu Atoll  (Huvadu Atoll Vilingili)Local: GAAFU ALIFF Atholhu - Huvadhu Atholhu Uthuruburi : ހުވަދުއަތޮޅު އަތޮޅު އުތުުރުބުރި (dv)  (Viligili)
GAAFU SOUTH Administrative Atoll of GAAFU SOUTH : Southern Huvadhu Atoll  (Gaddhu)Local: GAAFU DAALU Atholhu - Huvadhu Atholhu Dhekunuburi : ހުވަދުއަތޮޅު އަތޮލު ދެކުނުބުރި (dv)  (Gaddhū)
HAA NORTH Administrative Atoll of HAA NORTH : Northern Tiladummati Atoll  (Deddu)Local: HAA ALIFF Atholhu - Thiladhunmathi Uthuruburi Atholhu : ތިލަދުންމަތީ އުތުުރުބުރި އަތޮޅު (dv)  (Dhidhdhoo)
HAA SOUTH Administrative Atoll of HAA SOUTH : Southern Tiladummati Atoll  (Nolhivaranfaru)Local: HAA DHAALU Atholhu - Thiladhunmathi Dhekunuburi Atholhu : ތިލަދުންމަތީ ދެކުނުބުރީ އަތޮޅު (dv)  (Nolhivaranfaru)
LAAMU Administrative Atoll of LAAMU : Haddummati Atoll  (Fonadhoo)Local: LAAMU Atholhu - Haddhunmathi Atholhu : ހައްދުންމަތި އަތޮޅު (dv)  (Fonadhoo)
LHAVIYANI Administrative Atoll of LHAVIYANI : Fadiffolu Atoll  (Naifaru)Local: LHAVIYANI Atholhu - Faadhippolhu Atholhu : ފާދިއްޕޮޅު އަތޮޅު (dv)  (Naifaru)
MEEMU Administrative Atoll of MEEMU : Mulaku Atoll  (Muli)Local: MEEMU Atholhu - Mulak Atholhu : މުލަކަ އަތޮޅު (dv)  (Muli)
NAVIYANI Administrative Atoll of NAVIYANI : Fuahmulah Atoll  (Fuahmulah)Local: NYAVIYANI Atholhu : Fuvahmulah Atholhu - ފުވައްމުލައް : ޏ. އަތޮޅު (dv)  (Fuvahmulah)
NOONU Administrative Atoll of NOONU : Southern Miladummadulu Atoll  (Manadhoo)Local: NOONU Atholhu - Miladhunmadulu Dhekunuburi Atholhu : މިލަދުންމަޑުލު ދެކުނުބުރީ އަތޮޅު (dv)  (Manadhoo)
NORTH AND SOUTH MALE Administrative Atoll of NORTH AND SOUTH MALE  (Male)Local: MALÉ Atholhu : މަލިކު އަތޮލު (dv)  (Malé)
RAA Administrative Atoll of RAA : Northern Malosmadulu Atoll  (Ungoofaaru)Local: RAA Atholhu - Maalhosmadulu Uthuruburi Atholhu : މާޅޮސްމަޑުލު އުތުުރުބުރި އަތޮޅު (dv)  (U´ngoofaaru)
SEENU Administrative Atoll of SEENU [Addu Atoll]  (Hithadhoo)Local: SEENU Atholhu - Addoo Atholhu : އައްޑުއަތޮޅު (dv)  (Hithadhdhoo)
SHAVIYANI Administrative Atoll of SHAVIYANI : Northern Miladummadulu Atoll  (Funadhoo)Local: SHAVIYANI Atholhu - Miladhunmadulu Uthuruburi Atholhu : މިލަދޫންދުލު އުތުުރުބުރި އަތޮޅު (dv)  (Funadhoo)
THAA Administrative Atoll of THAA : Kolumadulu Atoll  (Veymandoo)Local: THAA Atholhu - Kolhumadulu Atholhu : ކޮޅުމަޑުލު އަތޮޅު (dv)  (Veymandhoo)
WAAVU Administrative Atoll of WAAVU : Felidhu Atoll  (Felidhu)Local: VAAVU Atholhu - Felidhu Atholhu : ފެލިދު އަތޮޅު (dv)  (Felidu)

1 Organisation (or Grouping) of membership (selective)

COLOMBO PLAN COLOMBO PLAN for Co-operative Economic Development in South and South-East Asia  (Colombo)

* The emblems shown for the subdivisions may in some cases be those of their capital.

Other Territories or Entities within the 2022's internationally recognized Country boundaries:

GAN Royal Air Force Station GAN [Maldives´ Lease to United Kingdom]  (Gan)
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 General Internet Sources

   * Base géographique, Archives nationales d'outre-mer (FR). For the administrative divisions of the former French dependencies.
   * Centennia Historical Atlas Software, ed. Centennia (US). For Europe, North Africa and Middle East historical maps.
   * Drapeaux d'Origine & d'Inspiration Françaises - DO&IF, SFV (FR). For French colonial flags.
   * Ethnologue: Languages of the World, SIL International (US). For languages codes.
   * Flags Of The World - FOTW, Rob Raeside (CA). For the current and historic flags of the world.
   * GeoNames, Geonames (CH). Geographical names database.
   * Google Books, Google (US). Online library used for specific sources.
   * Herald Dick Magazine, Herald Dick (FR). For some current and historic arms.
   * Heraldry of the World, by Ralf Hartemink (NL). For local emblems and arms.
   * L'aménagement linguistique dans le monde, by Jacques Leclerc, University of Laval (CA). For national linguistic policies.
   * National Arms and Emblems - Past and Present, by Hubert de Vries (NL). For historic national emblems and arms.
   * Numismondo - World Printed Money Picture Catalog, by Garry Saint, Esquire (US). For national currencies.
   * Omniatlas - Interactive atlas of World History, by Rick Westera (NZ). For some geopolitical maps.
   * Perry-Castañ:eda Library Map Collection, University of Texas at Austin (US). For some historical maps.
   * Population Statistics, by Jan Lahmeyer (NL). For historical regional demographies and areas.
   * Portale Storia, by Giovanni Fontana (IT). For photos of rulers.
   * ReliefWeb, by the United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA). For maps of some administrative divisions.
   *, by Benjamin Schemmel (DE). For photos of rulers.
   * Statoids, by Gwillim Law (US). For historical administrative subdivisions.
   * The World Factbook, ed. Central Intelligence Agency (US). For the general data and profiles of the current countries.
   * United Nations Peacekeeping, United Nations (UNO). For the United Nations Missions.
   * Vexilla Mundi, by Mello Luchtenberg (NL). For flags of the world.
   * Vexillographia, by Viktor Lomantsov (RU). For flags of Russia and Soviet Union.
   * Wikimedia Commons, Wikimedia Foundation (US). Free-use pictures.
   * Wikipedia, Wikimedia Foundation (US). For general data, maps, sources, pictures.
   * World Heritage Centre, (UNESCO). For the selected photos of the countries.
   * World History at KMLA, by Alexander Ganse (DE). For historical maps and links by country.
   * World Statesmen, by Ben Cahoon (US). Main source for the historical polities and their rulers.

 General Printed References

   * Atlas des empires and other books of Gérard Chaliand, ed. Payot (FR). General historical geopolitic data.
   * Atlas of the World's Languages, ed. Routledge (UK). Most complete world list of languages and dialects.
   * Flags Through the Ages and Accross the World, by Whitney Smith, ed. McGraw (US). Flags of the world.
   * Fragments d'Europe, by Michel Foucher, ed. Fayard (FR). For the post-Soviet Union polities.
   * L'État du Monde, ed. La Découverte (FR). Yearly geopolitic cover of the world.
   * Quid, by Dominique Frémy, ed. Plon (FR). Yearly encyclopedia that was useful for countries data.
   * Statoids printed version, by Gwillim Law (US). For historical administrative subdivisions.
   * The Times Atlas of the World, ed. Times Atlas (UK). Periodical atlas of the world with its supplementary list of administrative subdivisions.
   * World Christian Encyclopedia, by David B. Barrett, ed. Oxford University Press (UK). For world religious groups but also ethnological data. First inspiring source of website's look.
   * World Paper Money, ed. Krause (US). For historical currencies.

    + the other sources are added according to the consulted entity.


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