50 Maldives Trivia Questions and Answers

The Maldives is undoubtedly one of the most popular beach destinations in the world. Also, the place receives sunlight at 90 degrees, do carry your sunscreen while enjoying the outdoors.

It is obvious that the Maldives is a dream destination for many thanks to its luxurious, over-the-water bungalows. But, for scuba divers, there’s no better way to explore the Maldives than by liveaboard dive safari.

Maldives Facts Trivia Questions and Answers

The Maldives is a tropical paradise on earth, with rich marine life. It is one of those few places where you can spot gorgeous whale sharks.

You must be a Muslim to have citizenship in the Maldives. It is the smallest Muslim country in the world. But do ensure to observe modest dressing while on public lands.

If this sounds like your paradise, explore the islands on a virtual knowledge trip with the following Maldives trivia, sure to whet your wanderlust!


1. What is the capital of the Maldives?



2. When did the Maldives gain independence?

26 July 1965


3. On which continent is the Maldives located?



4. Which ocean surrounds the Maldives?



5. Where would you find the island country of the Maldives?

South of India


6. Currency of the Maldives?



7. When did the first Muslim autopsy take place in the Maldives?



8. Name the official language of the Maldives?



9. Who won the Pulitzer prize for the book “The emperor of all Maldives: A Cancer story”?

Siddhardha Mukerjee


10. India, Sri Lanka, and the Maldives on 6 March 2014 held national security advisor-level meeting on maritime security cooperation in?

New Delhi


11. Which of the following countries are not members of SAARC? 1. Bhutan 2. Maldives 3. Myanmar 4. Thailand 5. Srilanka 6. Philippines



12. The Maldives were long a sultanate and under British protection. But under the protection of what other country were the Maldives before the British?

The Netherlands


13. When did the Maldives become a republic?



14. It’s no joke, but the official highest point on the Maldives is 2.4 meter. It’s an unnamed location on an island in the Addu Atoll. What is the name of this island?



15. There are 1,190 coral islands grouped into 26 atolls in the Maldives. How many islands are inhabited or have tourist atolls?

200 Inhabited islands, plus over 100 with tourist resorts.


16. The president is both the Chief of State and Head of Government in the Maldives. Who became president on 11 November 1978?

Maumoon Abdul Gayoom


17. What is the largest industry in the Maldives?



18. The flag of the Maldives is red with a large green rectangle in the center bearing a vertical crescent. What is the color of this crescent?



19. The beautiful white sandy beaches of the Maldive Islands sit in the Indian Ocean with the closest landmass being India. Which body of water separates India and The Maldives?

Laccadive Sea


20. Although there is limited wildlife to be found on the islands as a food source, what is found in abundance to compensate for this?

Prolific marine life


21. The Maldives consists of just over 1,900 small islands spread out over 90,000 square kilometres. Geographically, the majority of these islands are best described as what type of islands?



22. To the nearest thousand, how many coral islands does the Maldives possess?



23. The flag of the Maldives has at its center what “heavenly” feature?

Crescent Moon


24. Is it true that the Maldives has the lowest average elevation of any country in the world?



25. Islam is the official state religion of the Maldives. However, the Maldives has not always been an Islamic country. What religion was predominant in the Maldives prior to its conversion to Islam?



26. As is this won’t in many other island nations, what prevents rich vegetation from growing close to the beaches in the Maldives?

Very salty sand


27. The Maldives lays claims to a few geographical ‘number ones’. Which one of these can the Maldives claim as a number one?

The lowest country in the world


28. In 1998, almost two-thirds of the beautiful coral reefs in the nation of the Maldives were destroyed by which phenomenon?

El Nino


29. In December 2004, what natural event caused significant damage to the Maldives?



30. The environment and ecology of the Maldives are threatened due to unprecedented growth in tourism and the effects of climate change. Which is the most hazardous to the islands?

Rising sea levels


31. In the early 21st century, which of these environmental issues has been of most concern to the Maldives?


32. What is a feature of the bars and restaurants of the capital city of Malé?

Alcohol free


33. Fishing is the second most important industry in the Maldives. What is the name of the traditional Maldivian fishing boat?



34. Which months would it be best to visit the Maldives if you wanted to minimise the use of your umbrella?



35. Around the second century AD, the Maldives earned itself the name “The Money Islands” in recognition of an important trading commodity it possessed. What was it?

Cowrey Shells


36. When did the Maldives abolish the sultanate?



37. What is the main food in the Maldives?


38. Biggest city in the Maldives?

Male, Kaafu Atoll


39 Name the most used transport in the Maldives?

Boat, Taxi and Dhoni


40. How many islands are there in the Maldives?



41. Which Indian Prime Minister visited the Maldives in 2002?

Atal Behari Vajpayee


42. Who were the first settlers in the Maldives?

Tamil and Sinhalese


43. Who was the first king of the Maldives?



44. What is the one experience for which people come to the Maldives?

Scuba Diving


45. In 2009, the president of Maldives, Mohamed Nasheed organized the meeting of all cabinet ministers at the sea bed. What was the meeting about?

To raise awareness about the dangers the oceans of the world are facing, and how humans are interfering in freshwater resources.


46. The Maldives was actually founded by?

An Indian prince who was sent to exile


47. The weather in the Maldives is dominated by which two seasons?

Winter northeastern monsoon (November to March) and the rainy southwestern summer monsoon season (June to August).


48. Name 5 of the 7 species of marine turtles in the world hosted in the Maldives?

The Olive Ridley turtles, the loggerhead, the leatherback, the green turtle and the hawksbill.


49. What was used as a used as currency in the olden days?

Cowry shells


50. Why does the Maldives receive sunlight almost at an angle of 90 degrees?

It is located very close to the equator.

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