The Maldives

  • There are approximately 1190 island in the Maldives with some form of vegetation on them.
  • Approximately 200 are inhabited island and 990 are uninhabited.
  • There are 26 distinct geographical atolls. These are divided into 20 administrative regions, with the capital Malé making up a separate administrative unit.
  • The Maldives is 800 km long and 130 km wide.
  • More than 99% of the country is water (115,000 km2) with less than 0,3% land (300 km2).

Map of the Maldives (source: www.livelearn.org)

 

Map of the Maldives (source: www.livelearn.org)

Emboodhoo island

 

Emboodhoo island

Indian Ocean

Open Indian Ocean has blue-gray color. Therefore it is far from having that wonderful intensive dark blue color of the Red Sea. Slightly different, but almost the same shade of blue has the Adriatic Sea. The blue color of the Adriatic Sea is legendary.

Read more: Indian Ocean