Maldives

 Maldives, little-known Indian Ocean paradise, is a by-word for luxury, romance and tropical bliss with 26 atolls. The island offers deep blue seas with great reefs, white sandy beaches, and diverse vegetation. Stunning white-sand beaches and an amazing underwater world make the Maldives an obvious choice for a true holiday of a lifetime. With some of the best diving and snorkeling in the world, the clear waters of the Maldives are a magnet for anyone with an interest in marine life. The dazzling coral walls, magnificent caves and schools of brightly colored tropical fish await you when you get down to the reef. In deeper waters lurk manta rays, turtles, sharks and even the world’s largest fish, the whale shark. These shores are always open to anyone, as it provides a tranquil haven for visitors. 

Basic Information

Official Name: Republic of Maldives
Capital City: Malé
Time Zones: GMT+5

Currency

The Maldivian rufiyaa is the currency of Maldives.

Boundaries

Republic of Maldives is a sovereign archipelagic nation positioned in Indian Ocean. Maldives encompass more than 99% of the sea and less than 1% of land. It comprises 26 natural atolls consisting if dual island chains.

Languages

The Maldives official language is Dhivehi.

Climate

The Maldives has a year-round hot tropical climate. There are two monsoons, the southwest from May to October and the northeast from November to April. The Maldives is most popular with tourists as a winter get away with the period from December to April drawing the most visitors taking advantage of the long warm days unspoiled by stormy weather.

Major Religions

The law prohibits the practice by Maldivian citizens of any religion other than Islam.

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