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Introduction of the Maldives - Geography
Geography

Maldives is better known as string of pearls scattered over the deep blue Indian Ocean . The
first glimpse you get of this fascinating atoll- formation confirms two unique aspects of the
Republic of Maldives. Not only does it consist of the most beautiful tropical islands, but 99%
of its 90.000 km² is covered by the sea. 1190 islands are spread over 26 atolls, ringlike coral
formations enclosing a lagoon, which gives the Maldives its unique paradise-like
appearance.
Atoll Formation

The atolls of the Maldives are formed from
coral structures, separated by lagoons. The
atolls are infact part of a greater structure
known as the Laccadives-Chagos Ridge,
which stretches over 2000 kilometres. The
islands of  the Maldives are low lying with the
highest point at approximately 8 feet above
sea level. 'Faru' or ring-shaped reef
structures form the atolls and these reefs
provide natural defense against wind and
wave action, on these delicate islands.
They stretch for about 820 km from North to
South, 130 km at the wides point and do not
exceed a length of 4.5 miles or an altitude of
6 feet above sea level. No more than 200
islands of the Maldives  are inhabited, the
rest includes the 87 tourist resorts and
uninhabited islands, some of which are used
for drying fish or other agricultural activities.
The capital of Maldives is Malé, the seat of
government and the centre of trade,
commerce, business, health and education,
is located in the middle of the atoll chain, a
small island buzzing with the sounds and
activities of about 75.000 Maldivians which is
about one third of the population.
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