Guide to MALDIVES
MALDIVES which official name is Republic of Maldives or Maldives, is a country from Asia located at the Southern Asia, group of atolls in the Indian Ocean, south-southwest of India. MALDIVES is divided in 19 atolls . MALDIVES's capital is Malé which is the most populated city with about 84,971 inhabitants.
History of MALDIVES
MALDIVES's government is republic; a Republic with a Executive government type, with President Maumoon Abdul Gayoom as head of state.
Other symbols of MALDIVES are Maldivian anthem "Gavmii mi ekuverikan matii tibegen kuriime salaam (In National Unity Do We Salute Our Nation) Maldivian flag.Maldivian flag is composed by red with a large green rectangle in the center bearing a vertical white crescent; the closed side of the crescent is on the hoist side of the flag .
MALDIVES's history is quite long: The Maldives was long a sultanate, first under Dutch and then under British protection. It became a republic in 1968, three years after independence. Since 1978, President Maumoon Abdul GAYOOM - currently in his sixth term in office - has dominated the islands' political scene. Following riots in the capital Male in August 2004, the president and his government pledged to embark upon democratic reforms, including a more representative political system and expanded political freedoms. Progress has been slow, however, and many promised reforms have been delayed indefinitely. Tourism and fishing are being developed on the archipelago.
MALDIVES has an area of 300Km ,with a coastline of 644, this small area is composed by 300 sq km of land and 0 sq km of water. Maldivian geography is known by it's flat land, with white sandy beaches . This makes Maldivian's land specially proclive to low level of islands makes them very sensitive to sea level rise.
Guide to travel to MALDIVES
If you are thinking on traveling to MALDIVES, you will have to take in consideration some points like MALDIVES's currency, MALDIVES's weather, MALDIVES's national holiday and MALDIVES's transports.
The first thing you need to know for your travels abroad is country's currency. MALDIVES`s currency is called rufiyaa ( Rf), which is divided in 100 lari
MALDIVES's weather is characterized to be tropical; hot, humid; dry, northeast monsoon (November to March); rainy, southwest monsoon (June to August). So be sure of choosing the proper date to travel to MALDIVES.
You can also consider to visit MALDIVES on it's national holiday to get in MALDIVES's culture. If you do so, MALDIVES's national holiday is called Independence Day, 26 July.
Also, if you like natural wonders, don't forget to visit the highest point of MALDIVES: unnamed location on Wilingili island in the Addu Atoll 2.4 m. And try also to get to MALDIVES's lowest point: Indian Ocean 0 mBut if you prefer the city, you must visit MALDIVES's tallest structure: ( ).
Don't be afraid to take a flight to MALDIVES, with more than 5 airports and 0 airlines, you will get to MALDIVES without problems. Once there, you can choose the transport type that better fits your needs. MALDIVES has about0 of railways, and also0 of roadways, so is a good place for a car trip.
MALDIVES is known by Maldivians as Dhivehi Raajjeyge Jumhooriyyaa or Dhivehi Raajje in the shortened way. Maldivian, about 369,031 people, are composed by different ethnics: South Indians, Sinhalese, Arabs. And they also have different languages: Dhivehi.
Another relevant point nowadays it's MALDIVES's religion. Maldivians are divided in Sunni Muslim.
Videos of Maldives
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Latest News of Maldives
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