Amazing Facts about the Maldives

Amazing Facts about the Maldives


Complete with more than 1,000 islands.  Population of Maldives is less than 400,000 people, and more than 100 islands have been leased to luxury resorts… A breathtaking destination indeed, but did you know these surprising facts about the archipelago?

where is Maldives located ?

where is Maldives located ?


  1. Most islands in the Maldives are so small that they can be traversed in 15 minutes.

  2. The flattest group of islands in the world, the Maldives’ highest point is at Villingili Island where the Shangri-La resort is to be found, and it is at a mere 5 meters above sea level. Interesting to note though, that this small hill is man-made!

  3. The length of the longest island in the Maldives is 8 km and is located in the southern hemisphere.

Maldives

Maldives


4. Where is Maldives located? The Maldives’ islands are scattered above and below the equator, and as you travel across the hemispheres, passengers traveling via plane are presented with a certificate on having crossed the equator.

5. A land of aquatics, the Maldives is 99.669% water and only 0.331% land.

Maldives sea life

Maldives sea life


6. The annual average temperature in the Maldives is 25 Degrees Celsius.

7. The Capital of the Maldives, Malé, is one of the smallest Capitals in the world. The densely-populated Capital is 5.8 km₂

8. The Maldivian waters are home to over 2,000 varieties of fish, among them, 7 species are endemic to the islands.

Male, Maldives

Male, Maldives


9. No dogs can be found anywhere on any of the Maldivian islands as it is a Muslim country, and in Islam, dogs are considered unclean animals.

10. Alcohol cannot be found and is strictly prohibited on any island inhabited by the locals, but is available on the resort islands, exclusively for tourists.

gorgeous Maldives

gorgeous Maldives


Bet you didn’t know some of these interesting facts about this favorite holiday destination! So now you do, and hope you enjoy your vacation in the gorgeous Maldives…

By OV Holidays
On March 11, 2016

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