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Maldives -
Formerly a dependency of Ceylon, it became a British protectorate in 1887 and a republic within the Commonwealth in 1953. The sultan was restored in 1954 and The Maldives obtained independence outside the Commonwealth in 1965. The Commonwealth was rejoined in 1982. The first postage stamps were issued for the Maldives or Maldive Islands in 1906.

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Maldives - CIA Data :
Location: Southern Asia, group of atolls in the Indian Ocean, south-southwest of India
Independence: 26 July 1965 (from UK)

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