Tuesday 21 May 2024


"All we need, really, is a change from a near frigid to a tropical attitude of mind." -  Marjory Stoneman Douglas

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The Maldives, officially the Republic of Maldives, and historically known as Maldive Islands, is a country and archipelagic state in South Asia in the Indian Ocean. The Maldives is named after the main island and capital, Malé. The Maldives is southwest of Sri Lanka and India, about 750 kilometres  from the Asian continent's mainland. The Maldives' chain of 26 atolls stretches across the equator from Ihavandhippolhu Atoll in the north to Addu Atoll in the south.

Malé is the capital and most populous city of the Maldives. With a population of 211,908 in 2022 within its administrative area and coterminous geographical area of 8.30 square kilometres, Malé is also one of the most densely populated cities in the world. The city is geographically located in the southern edge of North Malé Atoll (Kaafu Atoll).

Administratively, the city consists of a central island, an airport island, and four other islands presided over by the Malé City Council. Traditionally it was the King's Island, from where the ancient royal dynasties ruled and where the palace was located. The city was then called Mahal. Formerly it was a walled city surrounded by fortifications and gates (doroshi).

The Royal Palace (Gan'duvaru) was destroyed along with the picturesque forts (koshi) and bastions (buruzu) when the city was remodelled under President Ibrahim Nasir's rule in the aftermath of the abolition of the monarchy in 1968. However, some buildings remained, namely, the Malé Friday Mosque. In the last few decades, the island has been considerably expanded in size through land reclamation. Over the years, Malé has been the centre of political protests and milestone events.

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  1. A very beautiful place that I would love to visit.

  2. The Maledives are surely I nice place to stay, but the picture of Male makes me think of claustrophobia.
    All the best

  3. Very interesting! I really never knew much about them. Thank you for hosting. Aloha!

  4. I went to Male, and it was low rise and about 12 streets - or so it felt to me??!! That pic has really thrown me. That was the early 90's. WHen we went in the 2009 or 2010, we weren't allowed to go to the capitial due to safety (all tourists has to stay in their resorts)

  5. Amazing place, Great to read.