Maldives Map

  The Maldives is an archipelago consisting of roughly 1200 islands. These islands are grouped into a series of coral atolls. Located just above the Equator, only about 200 islands of Maldives are inhabited. It is a fascinating country and is famous as a must-see holiday destination across the globe. The atolls and islands of Maldives are famous for their breathtaking natural beauty. Let’s explore the Maldives landscape and natural wealth using the Maldives map to help you get a feel for the country’s geography and what makes the landscape so unique.

Maldives is famous for its tropical atolls. They are awesome with swaying palm trees, and beaches. The country is also characterized by its breathtaking blue lagoons. The islands are at the sea level and none of the islands rise above 7.8 feet making for plentiful beaches and coral reefs with fish galore to be seen just a few strokes from the island shores.

Why do you need a Maldives Map?

To get your head around these thousands of islands seeming to pop out of the sea, grab yourself a Maldives map. You may only visit a few islands during your stay but if for no other purpose it’s amazing to check out the unique geography that is ‘the Maldives.’ A map of Maldives can help you locate the atolls and the relative position of the country on the world map which may surprise you to see how secluded and remote the location is. The country is located at 3 degrees 15′ North latitude and 73 degrees East longitude. Nestled close to the equator where the sun is intense, the country has an area of only 300 sq. kilometres so the number of islands within that area is truly a spectacular sight. Using the Maldives map, you will be able to locate the names of the following atolls and other important locations.




Maldives Location Worldmap

 

  • Ihavendhippolhu Atoll
  • Thiladhunmathee Atoll
  • Maamakunudhoo Atoll
  • Milashunmadulu Atoll
  • Maalhosmadulu Atoll
  • Faadhippolhu Atoll
  • Goidhu Atoll
  • Addu Atoll
  • North Male Atoll
  • South Male Atoll
  • Ari Atoll
  • Felidhoo Atoll
  • Nilandhoo Atoll
  • Kolhimadulu Atoll
  • Hadhunmathee Atoll
  • Huvadhop Atoll

With the map of Maldives in hand, you will be able to locate the Kardiya Channel that separates Goidu Atoll from the North Male Atoll. Similarly, you can also locate other channels like the Veimandu Channel and the Equatorial channel. The Maldives map shows you the location of Male, the capital in relation to the rest of the country. The nearest international airport is at Hulhule just a short boat ride from Male. Within the atolls you’ll find the main islands of the Maldives Map:

Maldives Map

  • Haa Alifu
  • Haa Dhaalu
  • Shaviyani
  • Raa
  • Lhaviyani
  • Kaafu
  • Alifu
  • Dhaalu
  • Thaa
  • Vaavu
  • Meemu
  • Laamu
  • Gaafu Alifu
  • Saafu Dhaalu
  • Gnaviyani

So that’s your short ‘geography lesson’ of the Maldives on the backdrop of the Maldives Map. The exploration can only be complete once you reach there and explore the marvels of nature, yourself !