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History & Culture

The Maldives has been an independent state throughout its known history, except for a brief period of 15 years of Portuguese occupation in the 16th century. The Maldives became a British Protectorate in 1887 and remained so until 26 July 1965. The independent Maldives reverted from a Sultanate to a Republic on 11th November 1968. The first written constitution was proclaimed in 1932.

  • History & Culture
  • 01 Democratic Republic
  • 02Islamic Nation
  • 03language: Dhivehi
  • 04Local Music: Boduberu
  • 05Majour Export: Tuna