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Written by Arundhati Toshniwal on October 19, 2021 Share on

Where is the Maldives Located?

With fascinating beaches, turquoise lagoons, wonderful landscapes, and so much love and adventure make the Maldives, one of the most sought vacation spots. It offers you green palm trees on white sandy beaches, breathtaking scenic beauty, a soothing environment, calming atmosphere to relax and rejuvenate yourself. Tourists from all age groups and interests are sure to have a promising vacation full of relaxation, love and adventure water sports. Check below and put away all your confusion regarding where the Maldives is located.

 

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Where is the Maldives located on the map?

The Maldives is surely a paradise on earth which is located in Asia and is the smallest country in terms of area as well as population. The Maldives is southwest of Sri Lanka and India in the Indian Ocean. In total, it has 1,192 small coral islands that are further grouped across 26 naturally formed atolls, spread across the Indian Ocean. It comprises around 188 inhabited islands, and the remaining islands are uninhabited and disappeared islands. The total area of the Maldives is over 90,000 square kilometres, spread across the ocean. The geographic coordinates of the Maldives are 3°15′N 73°00′E.

The presence of warm sunshine all around the year. It makes the Maldives a perfect vacation spot because it is north of the equator and lies between the coordinates 4°17′N 73°50′E. It is also the main reason for Maldives’ warm climate throughout the year.

Where is the Maldives Located?
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What is the capital of the Maldives?

Malé, the capital city of the Maldives is situated on the Malé Atoll, and the Malé atoll is the largest island in the Maldives. It is the also biggest city in the Maldives which is inhabited by most of the Maldives’ population. The main airport of the Maldives is located in Malé so, after landing here you can explore its beaches, Islamic and pre-Islamic architectural sites, local markets, and so much more!

Male city
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What the Maldives has to offer to its tourists?

The islands of Maldives capture tourists’ attention all over the world with their mesmerizing natural settings. It provides a break from the buildings and hustle bustle of usual lifestyles. Not only the islands but the journey to the island is quite an experience.

The aerial view of the islands is very magical and the scenic beauty that is created by the never-ending water is worth capturing by your own eyes. It welcomes its guests in the best way possible, so you won’t regret your visit here! You can explore and get impressed by its culture, tradition, lifestyle, weather, vibes and so much more!

Where is the Maldives Located?
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Frequently Asked Questions about Maldives Location

Which is the nearest country to the Maldives?

India and Sri Lanka are the nearest countries to the Maldives. The distance between Kochi (India) to Male (Maldives) is 709 km / 441 miles and it takes around 1h 45m in a direct flight. and from Colombo (Sri Lanka) and Male (Maldives) is 766 km.

What is the distance between Colombo (Sri Lanka) to Male (Maldives)?

The distance between the Maldives and Sri Lanka is 766 km / 477 miles. It would take around 1h 25m for a direct flight from Colombo (Sri Lanka) to Male (MLE), Maldives. You can have a direct flight from service providers Sri Lankan Airways and Emirates.

What is the distance between Kochi (India) to Male (Maldives)?

The distance between Kochi (India) to Male (Maldives) is 709 km / 441 miles and it takes around 1h 45m in a direct flight.

Is the Maldives an independent country?

Yes, the Maldives is an independent country and is located in Asia.

Where is the Maldives located?

It is located in Asia and the geographic coordinates of the Maldives are 3°15′N 73°00′E. The total area of the Maldives is over 90,000 square kilometres, spread across the ocean.  It is a cluster of 1,190 coral islands formed in 26 naturally formed ring-like atolls.

Is the Maldives part of India or of Sri Lanka?

The Maldives is an independent island country, hence, not part of India or Sri Lanka. Due to the small size of the islands, they are not visible on most world maps.

The most visited and famous islands of the Maldives are?

The most visited and famous islands of the Maldives are Maafushi, Hulhumale, Fihalhohi, Fulidhoo and more.

The Maldives is a wonderful place with so many mesmerizing sights. People who love travelling must visit here and explore the artwork of Mother Nature. For great deals on Maldives tour packages, visit Pickyourtrail. Here, you can also customise your itinerary on your own, depending on your likes and dislikes! So, get ready to explore something oddly satisfying. 

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