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NameMaldives
Alt namesDivehisource: Cambridge World Gazetteer (1990) p 388-389
Divehi Jumhuriyasource: Cambridge World Gazetteer (1990) p 388-389
Divehi Jumhuriyyasource: Britannica Book of the Year (1991) p 650; Britannica Book of the Year (1993) p 662
Maladivensource: Engels Woordenboek (1987) p 419
Maldivassource: Cassell's Spanish Dictionary (1978) p 868
Maldive Islandssource: Webster's Geographical Dictionary (1988) p 716
Maledivensource: Cassell's German Dictionary (1982) p 1186
Republic of Maldivessource: Wikipedia
TypeNation
Coordinates4.167°N 73.5°E
Contained Places
Inhabited place
Felidhu
Foahmulah
Hulhumalé
Mahibadhoo
Malé
Rasdhoo
Unknown
Alifushi
Angolhitheemu
Baarah
Bandidhoo
Berinmadhoo
Bileddhoo
Bileffahi
Bodufulhadhoo
Burunee
Dhaandhoo
Dhanbidhoo
Dhangethi
Dharanboodhoo
Dharavandhoo
Dhevvadhoo
Dhiddhoo (Alif Dhaal Atoll)
Dhiddhoo (Haa Alif Atoll)
Dhiffushi
Dhiggaru
Dhigurah
Dhiyadhoo
Dhiyamingili
Dhonfanu
Eydhafushi
Fainu
Fares
Faridhoo
Feeali
Feevah
Fehendhoo
Felidhoo
Fenfushi
Feridhoo
Feydhoo (Seenu Atoll)
Feydhoo (Shaviyani Atoll)
Filladhoo
Finey
Fiyoaree
Foakaidhoo
Foddhoo
Fonadhoo
Fulhadhoo
Fulidhoo
Funadhoo
Fuvammulah
Gaadhiffushi
Gaadhoo
Gaafaru
Gaddhoo
Gan (Laamu Atoll)
Gan (Seenu Atoll)
Gemanafushi
Gemendhoo
Goidhoo (Baa Atoll)
Goidhoo (Shaviyani Atoll)
Gulhi
Guraidhoo (Kaafu Atoll)
Guraidhoo (Thaa Atoll)
Haggnaameedhoo
Hanimaadhoo
Hathifushi
Henbandhoo
Himandhoo
Himmafushi
Hinnavaru
Hirilandhoo
Hirimaradhoo
Hithaadhoo
Hithadhoo (Laamu Atoll)
Hithadhoo (Seenu Atoll)
Hoandeddhoo
Hoarafushi
Holhudhoo
Hulhudheli
Hulhudhoo
Hulhudhuffaaru
Hulhumeedhoo
Huraa
Ihavandhoo
Inguraidhoo
Innamaadhoo
Isdhoo
Kaashidhoo
Kalaidhoo
Kamadhoo
Kandholhudhoo
Kanditheemu
Kandoodhoo
Kanduhulhudhoo
Kelaa
Kendhikolhudhoo
Kendhoo
Keyodhoo
Kihaadhoo
Kinbidhoo
Kinolhas
Kolamaafushi
Kolhufushi
Komandoo
Kondey
Kudafaree
Kudahuvadhoo
Kudarikilu
Kulhudhuffushi
Kumundhoo
Kunahandhoo
Kunburudhoo (Alif Dhaal Atoll)
Kunburudhoo (Haa Dhaalu Atoll)
Kurendhoo
Kurinbi
Landhoo
Lhaimagu
Lhohi
Lhohifushi
Maabaidhoo
Maaenboodhoo
Maafaru
Maafilaafushi
Maafushi
Maakandoodhoo
Maakurathu
Maalhendhoo
Maalhos (Alif Alif Atoll)
Maalhos (Baa Atoll)
Maamendhoo (Gaafu Alif Atoll)
Maamendhoo (Laamu Atoll)
Maamingili
Maarandhoo
Maathodaa
Maaungoodhoo
Maavah
Maavaidhoo
Madaveli
Madifushi (Meemu Atoll)
Madifushi (Thaa Atoll)
Maduvvaree (Meemu Atoll)
Maduvvaree (Raa Atoll)
Magoodhoo (Faafu Atoll)
Magoodhoo (Noonu Atoll)
Makunudhoo
Manadhoo
Mandhoo
Maradhoo
Maradhoo-Feydhoo
Maroshi
Mathiveri
Meedhoo (Dhaalu Atoll)
Meedhoo (Raa Atoll)
Meedhoo (Seenu Atoll)
Miladhoo
Milandhoo
Mulah
Mulhadhoo
Muli
Mundoo
Muraidhoo
Naalaafushi
Nadellaa
Naifaru
Naivaadhoo
Narudhoo
Nellaidhoo
Neykurendhoo
Nilandhoo (Faafu Atoll)
Nilandhoo (Gaafu Alif Atoll)
Nolhivaram
Nolhivaranfaru
Noomaraa
Olhuvelifushi
Omadhoo (Alif Dhaal Atoll)
Omadhoo (Thaa Atoll)
Raimmandhoo
Rakeedhoo
Rashgetheemu
Rasmaadhoo
Rathafandhoo
Rinbudhoo
Thakandhoo
Thilafushi
Thimarafushi
Thinadhoo (Gaafu Dhaalu Atoll)
Thinadhoo (Vaavu Atoll)
Thoddoo
Thulhaadhoo
Thulusdhoo
Thuraakunu
Ukulhas
Uligamu
Ungoofaaru
Utheemu
Vaadhoo (Gaafu Dhaalu Atoll)
Vaadhoo (Raa Atoll)
Vaanee
Vaikaradhoo
Vandhoo
Vashafaru
Velidhoo
Veymandoo
Veyvah
Villingili (Gaafu Alif Atoll)
Villingili (Seenu Atoll)
Vilufushi
source: Getty Thesaurus of Geographic Names
source: Family History Library Catalog


the text in this section is copied from an article in Wikipedia

Maldives, officially the Republic of the Maldives and also referred to as the Maldive Islands, is an island nation in the Indian Ocean consisting of a double chain of twenty-six atolls, oriented north-south, that lie between Minicoy Island (the southernmost part of Lakshadweep, India) and the Chagos Archipelago. The chains stand in the Laccadive Sea, about south-west of Sri Lanka and south-west of India.

For the majority of its history, the Maldives has been an independent polity, despite three instances during which it was ruled by outside forces. In the mid-16th century, for fifteen years, the Maldives was dominated by the Portuguese Empire. In the mid-17th century, the Dutch Empire (Malabar) dominated Maldives for four months. Finally, in the late 19th century, on the brink of war, the Maldives became a British protectorate from 1887 until 1965. The Dutch referred to the islands as the "Maldivische Eilanden", while the British anglicised the local name for the islands first to the "Maldive Islands" and later to the "Maldives". The islands gained independence from the British Empire in 1965 and became a republic in 1968 ruled by a president and an authoritarian government.

The Maldives archipelago is located on top of the Chagos-Maldives-Laccadive Ridge, a vast submarine mountain range in the Indian Ocean. Maldives also form a terrestrial ecoregion together with the Chagos and the Lakshadweep. The Maldives atolls encompass a territory spread over roughly , making the country one of the world's most geographically dispersed. Its population of 328,536 (2012) inhabits 192 of its 1,192 islands. In 2006, Maldives' capital and largest city Malé, located at the southern edge of North Malé Atoll, had a population of 103,693. Malé is one of the Maldives' administrative divisions and, traditionally, it was the "King's Island" where the ancient Maldive royal dynasties were enthroned.

The Maldives is the smallest Asian country in both population and land area. With an average ground level elevation of above sea level, it is the planet's lowest country. It is also the country with the lowest natural highest point in the world, at .[1] Forecasts of Maldives' inundation is a great concern for the Maldivian people.

The Maldives has pledged to become a carbon-neutral country by 2019.

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