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Maldives is dubbed as the smallest Muslim country in the world.

| 4.3.22 |

Beautiful beach in Maldives

 The amazing unique facts of the Maldives are perfect for those of you who want to vacation in that country. Moreover, this archipelagic country has many beautiful destinations that are a pity to miss. Maldives, also known as the Maldives, is a country located in southwest India. It has an amazing natural charm, namely in the form of blue sea and white sand which spoils the eyes of its travelers. So what are some interesting facts about this country?

1. High Literacy Rate

According to the World Population Review published by YouTube Data Facts, the Maldives literacy rate is the highest in the world with a value reaching 99.30 percent in 2020. This figure certainly beats our country because Indonesia only contributes 93.90 percent. This is a very significant change and can be appreciated, because in the past 42 years the country had only 78 percent in literacy rates. Wow that's cool!

2. Under the Sea

Since 2015 the Maldives is predicted to sink in the next 100 years. This is in accordance with the main issues related to global warming and climate change. Finally, the 4th president of this country, Mohamed Nasheed satirized the international community by holding a meeting with ministers under the sea in 2009. The underwater meeting was carried out by signing a declaration. Meanwhile, the main goal is to create awareness about climate change.

3. The Country with the Most Flat Surface on Earth

The Maldives has an area of   297.8 km². However, it turns out that the unique amazing fact of the Maldives is that the surface of the country is very flat or only has a maximum height of 2.4 meters above sea level. As a result, the issue of global warming is an issue that the Maldives pays great attention to. For this reason, the Guinness World Records Institute named the Maldives as the country with the most flat surface on earth.

4. Banning Sexy Dress

Another amazing fact of the Maldives is that there is a ban on sexy dress. Being a Muslim country requires its citizens to open their genitals or dress sexy. In fact, there is a prohibition on wearing sexy or revealing clothing for women on public beaches. Therefore, it is only allowed to be used in hotels, special beaches or private property. If proven guilty, they must be willing to go to jail. For this reason, the government imposes a separation between public beaches, and specifically for local and international tourists. Because the biggest source of Maldives wealth comes from its tourist attractions.

5. All the people are Muslims

Islam is the only religion legalized in the Maldives. As a result, all of its people are Muslims. This story begins with the colonization carried out by the British and Portuguese but was captured by a captain who was good at managing military strategy from the Muslims named Muhammad Thakurufaanu Al Auzam in 1573. Due to this success, the date was designated as a national day or Qaumee Dhuvas. He also became the first ruler in the Maldives to establish a good army there.

6. Islam is a Mandatory Religion

The next amazing fact is that the Maldives is a mandatory religion. There, the only legitimized belief is Islam and has been regulated in official government legislation. In fact, in 2008 the regulation stated that non-Muslims were prohibited from being residents of the Maldives. With a population of 540,542 in 2020, this country is dubbed the smallest Muslim country in the world. So if you travel to this country, you are required to comply with all the arrangements that have been regulated. For example, the government has made a policy that it is not allowed to import goods or carry things that are contrary to Islamic law, including alcohol, pornography and goods made from pork.

Thus the unique amazing facts of the Maldives. If you want to visit the country, make sure to comply with the existing rules!

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