The Maldives is an island nation in the Indian Ocean, consisting of 26 atolls and more than 1,000 coral islands known for their beaches, blue lagoons and reefs. The capital, Malé, has a bustling fish market, restaurants and a white coral mosque. The Maldives is a popular tourist destination, which has led to growing prosperity, but also environmental and social problems. Rising sea levels due to climate change threaten the continued existence of the archipelago.
Country data Maldives
Maldives at a glance
Country borders and location of the capital