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Introduction of the Maldives
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. They stretch for about 820 km from North to South, 130 km at the widest
Atoll Formation
The atolls of the Maldives are formed
from coral structures, separated by
lagoons. The atolls are in fact 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.
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.