May 06, 2022 · The Maldives (Dhivehi: ދިވެހިރާއްޖެ Dhivehi Raajje) are an archipelago of 1,192 coral islands grouped into 26 coral atolls (200 inhabited islands and 154 islands with tourist resorts) in the Indian Ocean. They lie south-southwest of India and are considered part of Southern Asia .
- Rufiyaa (MVR)
- Presidential Republic
The Maldives are an archipelago of 1,192 coral islands formed of 26 atolls, or atholhu in Dhivehi — the source of the English word. These are not single islands, but giant ringlike coral formations hundreds of kilometres wide that have fragmented into countless islands. There are 200 inhabited islands and 154 islands with tourist resorts.
- Maldivian rufiyaa (MVR)
- 436.3 thousand (2017)
- Regions vs Atolls vs Islands
- Accommodation Listings
The way the Maldives are set up really plays havoc with Wikitravel's normal "destination" model -- (almost) every resort occupies its own island, which would normally mean that every resort would get its own article, but that's just stupid. So I've split the country into the official regions and propose listing resorts directly on the region pages ...
The map looks good! The regionbox colors should be synced to it though, and Gan should be tagged as well, perhaps in parentheses after Hithadhoo? Jpatokal02:24, 13 January 2010 (EST) 1. Believe it or not, those colors were all eyedropped right from the regions—they just looked totally different surrounded by white than by that sea blue color on the...
I have moved the way too long list of accommodation listings here for now, who will help to move the listings to their respective island/region articles? Incomplete listings (no description) should be removed anyway, and the lists kept with a nice selection, not like the yellow pages with a list of all available accommodations. Input welcome! Adzas...
Maldives was a member of the Commonwealth of Nations from July 1982 until withdrawing from the organisation in October 2016 in protest of allegations by other nations of its human rights abuses and failing democracy. Maldives rejoined the Commonwealth on 1 February 2020 after showing evidence of functioning democratic processes and popular support.
The Maldives, known to the locals in their native language (Dhivehi) as Dhivehi Raajje, are an archipelago of 1,192 coral islands grouped into 26 natural coral atolls in the Indian Ocean. They lie south-southwest of India and west of Sri Lanka. None of the coral islands measures more than 1.8 metres above sea level.
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