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Flag of the Maldives
The Maldives are a large group of islands located to the south-west of the southern tip of India. These are coral islands which have formed on the tops of a range of submerged mountains known as the Chagos-Maldives-Laccadive ridge which runs approximately in a north-south direction, straddling the equator. Covering an area of 298 sq km, this is the smallest country in southern Asia in respect of land area but is also the most widely dispersed country in the world consisting of 1,192 separate islands spread over a length of 820 km and a width of 130 km.
Capital city: Male
Highest Point: 2.4m
Lowest Point: Indian Ocean (0ft / 0m)
Land Area: 298 km2 (115 sq mi)
Water Area: 0 sq. km
Coastline: 664 km (400 miles)
Map of the Maldives
Map of the Maldives
The Maldives


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