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.
Historically, the Maldives had a strategic importance because of its location on the major marine routes of the Indian Ocean. The Maldives' nearest neighbours are the British Indian Ocean Territory, Sri Lanka and India. The United Kingdom, Sri Lanka and some Indian kingdoms have had cultural and economic ties with the Maldives for centuries.
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Maldives is an island country in the Indian Ocean, South Asia, south-southwest of India. It has a total land size of 298 km2 which makes it the smallest country in Asia. It consists of approximately 1,190 coral islands grouped in a double chain of 26 atolls, spread over roughly 90,000 square kilometers, making this one of the most geographically di...
Most atolls of the Maldives consist of a large, ring-shaped coral reef supporting numerous small islands. Islands average only one to two square kilometers in area, and lie between 1–1.5 m above mean sea level. Although some of the larger atolls are approximately 50 km long from north to south, and 30 km wide from east to west, no individual island...
The temperature of Maldives ranges between 24 and 33 °C throughout the year. Although the humidity is relatively high, the constant sea breezes help to keep the air moving. Two seasons dominate Maldives' weather: the dry season associated with the winter northeast monsoon and the rainy season brought by the summer southwest monsoon. Because the Mal...
Area: total: 298 square kilometres land: 298 km² water: 0 km² Coastline: 644 kilometres Maritime claims: measured from claimed archipelagic baselines territorial sea: 12 nautical miles contiguous zone: 24 nmi exclusive economic zone: 923,322 km2 Elevation extremes: lowest point: Indian Ocean 0 m highest point: unnamed location on Vilingili Island i...
Natural resources: fish Land use: arable land: 10% permanent crops: 10% other: 80% Irrigated land: 0 km2 Total renewable water resources: 0.03 km3
Natural hazards: tsunamis; low level of islands makes them very sensitive to sea level rise. Some scientists fear it could be underwater by 2050 or 2100. The UN's environmental panel has warned that, at current rates, sea level would be high enough to make the country uninhabitable by 2100. President Mohamed Nasheed aims to turn the Maldives into a...
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The Maldives are an alt-country band from Seattle, Washington, known for sold-out live performances described by KEXP-FM as "transcendent". Contents 1 History 2 Discography 3 References 4 External links History The band has released three full-length albums and one EP.