Maldives population: 537,045

The Maldives is a small nation in South Asia. The Maldives is one of the world’s geographically diverse sovereign states. It is also the smaller Asian country by the area and the population. Male is the capital city of the country, as well as the city with the most population. The Maldives is called as the Dheeva Mahal in the olden days. The country’s name meaning is “Island of garland” for its beauty.

The largest cities in the Maldives by population

One of the largest cities in the Maldives is Male, with the population 103,693.

CITY NAME POPULATION
Male 103,693

Maldives population history 

In the year 2000, the population of Maldives was 279,398, but now it has increased to 540,544. The median age of the country was 18.7, but now it has increased to 29.9. The urban population of the city is now 186,634, and the Maldives population rank is 173.

Year Population Yearly % Change Yearly Change Migrants (net) Median Age Fertility Rate Density (P/Km²) Urban Pop % Urban Population Country’s Share of World Pop World Population Global Rank
2020 540,544 1.81% 9,591 11,370 29.9 1.88 1,802 34.50% 186,634 0.01% 7,794,798,739 173
2019 530,953 2.96% 15,257 11,370 28.9 2.06 1,770 34.20% 181,769 0.01% 7,713,468,100 173
2018 515,696 3.89% 19,294 11,370 28.9 2.06 1,719 34.30% 176,851 0.01% 7,631,091,040 173
2017 496,402 4.39% 20,890 11,370 28.9 2.06 1,655 34.60% 171,827 0.01% 7,547,858,925 173
2016 475,512 4.53% 20,597 11,370 28.9 2.06 1,585 35.00% 166,627 0.01% 7,464,022,049 173
2015 454,915 4.46% 17,836 11,672 28.6 2.11 1,516 35.40% 161,207 0.01% 7,379,797,139 173
2010 365,734 2.73% 9,225 3,599 24.9 2.29 1,219 36.30% 132,805 0.01% 6,956,823,603 177
2005 319,608 2.73% 8,042 3,478 22.2 2.4 1,065 33.70% 107,606 0.00% 6,541,907,027 178
2000 279,398 1.91% 5,052 -220 18.7 3.39 931 27.80% 77,683 0.00% 6,143,493,823 179
1995 254,139 2.63% 6,196 -614 16.7 5.16 847 25.60% 65,143 0.00% 5,744,212,979 180
1990 223,158 3.32% 6,724 -521 16.2 6.66 744 25.80% 57,679 0.00% 5,327,231,061 179
1985 189,537 3.67% 6,253 0 16.8 7.26 632 25.50% 48,340 0.00% 4,870,921,740 179
1980 158,272 3.02% 4,371 0 17.1 6.85 528 22.30% 35,241 0.00% 4,458,003,514 179
1975 136,417 3.35% 4,145 483 17.1 7.17 455 17.30% 23,623 0.00% 4,079,480,606 181
1970 115,691 2.41% 2,595 -581 17.3 7.22 386 11.90% 13,768 0.00% 3,700,437,046 182
1965 102,718 2.71% 2,571 -116 19.8 7.12 342 11.50% 11,775 0.00% 3,339,583,597 181
1960 89,863 2.43% 2,032 -23 20.3 6.81 300 11.20% 10,043 0.00% 3,034,949,748 181
1955 79,703 1.58% 1,198 -4 19.8 6.03 266 10.90% 8,680 0.00% 2,773,019,936 181

Maldives population forecast 

It is expected that in the year 2050, the population of Maldives will reach 586,100. The median age will rise to 45.7. The urban population of the nation will increase to 310,545. But the global rank of the Maldives will remain the same that is in the 173 ranks.

Year Population Yearly % Change Yearly Change Migrants (net) Median Age Fertility Rate Density (P/Km²) Urban Pop % Urban Population Country’s Share of World Pop World Population Global Rank
2020 540,544 3.51% 17,126 11,370 29.9 1.88 1,802 34.50% 186,634 0.01% 7,794,798,739 173
2025 522,128 -0.69% -3,683 -8,646 33.8 1.88 1,740 40.20% 209,810 0.01% 8,184,437,460 173
2030 519,341 -0.11% -557 -4,535 37.1 1.88 1,731 44.40% 230,531 0.01% 8,548,487,400 173
2035 538,166 0.71% 3,765 326 40.2 1.88 1,794 46.50% 250,454 0.01% 8,887,524,213 173
2040 556,277 0.66% 3,622 326 42.6 1.88 1,854 48.60% 270,587 0.01% 9,198,847,240 173
2045 573,131 0.60% 3,371 326 44.5 1.88 1,910 50.80% 290,994 0.01% 9,481,803,274 173
2050 586,100 0.45% 2,594 45.7 1.88 1,954 53.00% 310,545 0.01% 9,735,033,990 173

Maldives demographics 

The life expectancy of the people in the nation is 79.89 years. The infant mortality of the city is 5.3. The sex ratio of the male population is 63.44% for the population share 342,928. The sex ratio of the female population is 36.56% for the population share 197,614.

Maldives religion and politics 

The official religion of Maldives is Islam. Only the people following the Muslim religion are permitted to hold citizenship in the country. The non-Muslims are not allowed to practice their faith freely. Government officials are required to be Sunni Muslims. The rules are based on Islamic law. It is punishable by law to turn against the rules.

The politics of Maldives follows the framework of the presidential representative democratic republic, where the president is the head of the government. The government has executive powers. The president is the head of the branch and leads the cabinet. The present president of the nation is Ibrahim Mohammed Solih.

Maldives economy

From the ancient days, the Maldives were famous for the cowries, coir rope, tuna fish, and others. Tourism is one of the largest industries in the Maldives. It forms 28% of the GDP and 60% of the modern exchange receipts. Fishing, agriculture, and garment production are some of the important industries in the country that add to the economy.

Largest Countries in the World by Population

S.No Country Population (2020) World Population Share (%)
1 China 1,439,323,776 18.47%
2 India 1,380,004,385 17.70%
3 United States 331,002,651 4.25%
4 Indonesia 273,523,615 3.51%
5 Pakistan 220,892,340 2.83%
6 Brazil 212,559,417 2.73%
7 Nigeria 206,139,589 2.64%
8 Bangladesh 164,689,383 2.11%
9 Russia 145,934,462 1.87%
10 Mexico 128,932,753 1.65%