Latitude and longitude coordinates are: 1.924992, 73.399658.
The Maldives are a beautiful set of islands and an independent country, located in the Indian Ocean, about 560 miles south of the island of Sri Lanka. It is one of the most popular tourist destinations in the world, known for its fabulous beaches, incredible ocean waters, plenty of accommodation options, high quality services, and many entertainment options located there. The official name of the country is the Republic of the Maldives, and it is a country with a very difficult and winding history, long periods of colonization and national development. Currently, the country's economy is almost fully based on tourism, in conjunction with such branches as fishing and seafood production. The capital city of the islands, Male city, is quite a modern and popular business center and transportation hub.
The archipelago includes 26 atoll islands which are formed by underwater mountains, the Chagos-Laccadive Ridge. The total area of the country is estimated to be just about 115 square miles which makes the Maldives one of the smallest countries in the Asian continent. Geographically, the country is known as one of the flattest countries in the world, with the highest point of just about 17 feet and the average elevation estimated to be close to 4 feet above the sea level. Due to this extremely low elevation, the Maldives are expected to seriously suffer from the increasing problem of sea water rise. Specialists predict that by the end of the current century it may be a need of evacuating most of the residents of the country since most of the area of the Maldives may go under waters of the Indian Ocean.
Where is The Maldives on Map?
Road map of The Maldives shows where the location is placed.
Satellite Map of The Maldives
The Maldives Lat Long Coordinates Info
The latitude of The Maldives is 1.924992, and the longitude is 73.399658. The Maldives is located at Maldives country in the Islands place category with the gps coordinates of 1° 55' 29.9712'' N and 73° 23' 58.7688'' E.
The Maldives Geographic Information
|DMS Lat||1° 55' 29.9712'' N|
|DMS Long||73° 23' 58.7688'' E|
Coordinates of The Maldives is given above in both decimal degrees and DMS (degrees, minutes and seconds) format. The country code given is in the ISO2 format.
Islands in Maldives
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