Interesting facts about Maldives
The Maldives are an Asian country, located in the Indian Ocean, situated in the Arabian Sea. The beautiful scenery of islands and atolls have made this country a popular holiday destination. Below you can find a few interestings about them
The Maldives extends in the Indian Ocean to approximately 90,000 square kilometers (35,000 square miles). They consist of 1192 coral islands grouped into 26 atolls
The capital of Male “is home” to more than 100,000 people and the remainder of the population lives in another 199 islands. Most of the islands have a population of less than 2000 inhabitants.
The Maldives are disappearing, sinking under the sea. In 20 or 30 years, it is assumed that half of the already small land area will disappear. The Maldives do not have mountains, hills, but only plains. They are coral islands grouped in atolls. In many places the problem is raising the water level by 30 centimeters, and for example, 1 meter would spill most of the islands overall.