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CEYLON  MALDIVE ISLANDS  UNITED KINGDOM 
   
(Colombo a + Kandy r) - (Male) - (London a + Westminster lr + Edinburgh s + Windsor r) -

Republic of MALDIVE ISLANDS

Flag or logo since 1953-01-01*
Republic of MALDIVE ISLANDS (en) + DHIVEHI RAAJJEYge Jumhooriyya : ދިވެހިރާއްޖޭގެ ޖުމްހޫރިއްޔާ (dv) De facto Semi-Independent
Emblem or Symbol*

President Muhammad Amin Didi
(ruler of MALDIVE ISLANDS since 1953-01-01)

Queen Elizabeth II
(ruler of UNITED KINGDOM since 1952-02-06)
 
 
 
 
Capitals & administrative places*: Male
(Male)
Official & national languages: Maldivian-Divehi (dv) . English (en) .

Mainland:


MALDIVE ISLANDS Republic of MALDIVE ISLANDS  (Male)

18 Divisions:

ADDU Administrative Atoll of ADDU  (Hithadhoo)Local: Administrative Atoll of ADDU (en) + ADDOO Atholhu : އައްޑުއަތޮޅު (dv)  (Hithadhoo)
ARI AND RASDU Administrative Atoll of ARI AND RASDU  (Rasdhoo)Local: Administrative Atoll of ARI AND RASDU (en) + ARI ADHI RASDHU Atholhu : އަރިއަދި ރަސްދު އަތޮޅު (dv)  (Rasdhoo)
FADIFFOLU Administrative Atoll of FADIFFOLU  (Naifaru)Local: Administrative Atoll of FADIFFOLU (en) + FAADHIPPOLHU Atholhu : ފާދިއްޕޮޅު އަތޮޅު (dv)  (Naifaru)
FELIDU Administrative Atoll of FELIDU  (Felidhoo)Local: Administrative Atoll of FELIDU (en) + FELIDHU Atholhu : ފެލިދު އަތޮޅު (dv)  (Felidhoo)
FUA MULAKU Administrative Atoll of FUA MULAKU  (Foahmulah)Local: Administrative Atoll of FUA MULAKU (en) + FUVAHMULAH Atholhu - ފުވައްމުލައް : ޏ. އަތޮޅު (dv)  (Foahmulah)
HADDUMMATI Administrative Atoll of HADDUMMATI  (Fonadhoo)Local: Administrative Atoll of HADDUMMATI (en) + HADDHUNMATHI Atholhu : ހައްދުންމަތި އަތޮޅު (dv)  (Fonadhoo)
KOLUMADULU Administrative Atoll of KOLUMADULU  (Veymandoo)Local: Administrative Atoll of KOLUMADULU (en) + KOLHUMADULU Atholhu : ކޮޅުމަޑުލު އަތޮޅު (dv)  (Veymandoo)
MALOSMADULU-NORTH Administrative Atoll of MALOSMADULU-NORTH  (Ungoofaaru)Local: Administrative Atoll of MALOSMADULU-NORTH (en) + MAALHOSMADULU UTHURUBURI Atholhu : މާޅޮސްމަޑުލު އުތުުރުބުރި އަތޮޅު (dv)  (Ungoofaaru)
MALOSMADULU-SOUTH Administrative Atoll of MALOSMADULU-SOUTH  (Eydhafushi)Local: Administrative Atoll of MALOSMADULU-SOUTH (en) + MAALHOSMADULU DHEKUNUBURI Atholhu : މާޅޮސްމަޑުލު ދެކުނުބުރީ އަތޮޅު (dv)  (Eydhafushi)
MILADUMMADULU-NORTH Administrative Atoll of MILADUMMADULU-NORTH  (Funadhoo)Local: Administrative Atoll of MILADUMMADULU-NORTH (en) + MILADHUNMADULU UTHURUBURI Atholhu : މިލަދޫންދުލު އުތުުރުބުރި އަތޮޅު (dv)  (Funadhoo)
MILADUMMADULU-SOUTH Administrative Atoll of MILADUMMADULU-SOUTH  (Manadhoo)Local: Administrative Atoll of MILADUMMADULU-SOUTH (en) + MILADHUNMADULU DHEKUNUBURI Atholhu : މިލަދުންމަޑުލު ދެކުނުބުރީ އަތޮޅު (dv)  (Manadhoo)
MULAKU Administrative Atoll of MULAKU  (Muli)Local: Administrative Atoll of MULAKU (en) + MULAK Atholhu : މުލަކަ އަތޮޅު (dv)  (Muli)
NILANDU NORTH Administrative Atoll of NILANDU NORTH  (Magoodhoo)Local: Administrative Atoll of NILANDU NORTH (en) + NILANDHÉ Atholhu Uthuruburi : ނިލަންދެ އަތޮޅު އުތުުރުބުރި (dv)  (Magoodhoo)
NILANDU SOUTH Administrative Atoll of NILANDU SOUTH  (Kudahuvadhoo)Local: Administrative Atoll of NILANDU SOUTH (en) + NILANDHÉ Atholhu Dhekunuburi : ނިލަންދެ އަތޮޅު ދެއްކުނުބުރީ އެވެ (dv)  (Kudahuvadhoo)
NORTH AND SOUTH MALE Administrative Atoll of NORTH AND SOUTH MALE  (Male)Local: Administrative Atoll of NORTH AND SOUTH MALE (en) + MALÉ Atholhu : މަލިކު އަތޮލު (dv)  (Male)
SUVADIVA NORTH Administrative Atoll of SUVADIVA NORTH  (Wiringili)Local: Administrative Atoll of SUVADIVA NORTH (en) + HUVADHU Atholhu Uthuruburi : ހުވަދުއަތޮޅު އަތޮޅު އުތުުރުބުރި (dv)  (Wiringili)
SUVADIVA SOUTH Administrative Atoll of SUVADIVA SOUTH  (Havaru Thinadhoo)Local: Administrative Atoll of SUVADIVA SOUTH  (Havaru Thinadhoo)
TILADUMMATI Administrative Atoll of TILADUMMATI  (Nolhivaranfaru)Local: Administrative Atoll of TILADUMMATI (en) + THILADUNMATHI Atholhu : ތިލަދުންމަތީ އަތޮޅު (dv)  (Nolhivaranfaru)







* The emblems shown for the subdivisions may in some cases be those of their capital.
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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.
   * Rulers.org, 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 Ethnia.org website's look.
   * World Paper Money, ed. Krause (US). For historical currencies.

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