The detailed information and maps provided below show the exact location of the Maldives on the world map. Our Maldives map will show you local islands, resorts, and airports. The Maldives are a group of 1192 islands in the Indian Ocean located southwest of Sri Lanka and India. Many world maps do not include the Maldives because the islands are so small.
The Maldives is an independent country with a population of 357566 people. The Maldives belongs to the United Nations (UN), the South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation (SAARC), the Commonwealth, and a number of other international organizations. Tourism, fishing, and construction are the main economic activities. The economy relies heavily on tourism to generate foreign currency, and 99 percent of household goods are imported from other countries. The rufiyaa is the local currency, but the US Dollar is widely accepted throughout the country.
Where are the maldives located on the world map
Maldives Map 2021
Congrats, you just learned where are the Maldives! Now you can check is the map bellow of all islands which includes local residential islands, all Maldives resorts, uninhabited islands, and airports. If you are looking for the location of a specific island it is not easy to spot from 1192 islands. But, if you know the name of the atoll then it is easy. Just scroll down till you reach the atoll and then search that particular area. Please note that some islands have now turned to resorts in 2021 and the map will be updated later.
If you’re planning a vacation on one of these islands, you can find out which islands are closest to your chosen destination and plan your trips accordingly. If you’ve booked more than one hotel, you can look up the location of the other one and get a sense of what you’ll see along the way. A list of atolls appears below the map. There will be a detailed map of each atoll added soon.
Map of Maldivian Atolls
The Maldives are made up of atolls, coral reefs and low coral reefs. 22 geographical atolls consisting of approximately 1200 islands are split into 20 administrative units. Not every island is inhabited. In reality, only about 200 of the islands are inhabited. The remainder are used for a variety of activities, the most important of which is tourism.
What is an atoll?
An atoll, also known as a coral atoll, is a ring-shaped coral reef with a coral rim that partially or completely encircles a lagoon. It’s possible that coral islands can be found along the rim.