Maldives, an island country, consist of 1,192 beautiful coral islands spread across 26 natural atolls, it is one of the smallest Asian countries located in the Indian Ocean.
Maldives, an island country, consist of 1,192 beautiful coral islands spread across 26 natural atolls, it is one of the smallest Asian countries located in the Indian Ocean. The Maldivian archipelago consists of about 1190 small low-lying coral islands of which few of them are, just a meter above sea level. These islands stretch more than 800 km from north to south covering a total area of about 90,000 square km of which about 99% is water.
Rufiyaa (Rf), which is divided into 100 Larees.
The location of Maldives is unique. The country is located on the Indian Ocean to the south of India's Lakshwasdeep islands. It is located to the west of Sri Lanka and extends up to 823 kilometers. It is basically a group of islands situates close to the equator. This accounts for the hot and humid climate in the country.
Maldives is located at the equator and experiences monsoonal climate. Maldives has two distinct seasons; dry season and wet season, in these two seasons the temperature varies hardly. Since Maldives consists of small islands and are surrounded by seas, hot days are often tempered by cooling sea breezes and balmy evening temperatures. Throughout the year, temperature remains almost the same in the Maldives.
Flying time from Muscat : 3 Hours 40 Minutes
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