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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

The Maldives (; Dhivehi Raajje), officially the Republic of Maldives, is an Asian country, located in the Indian Ocean, situated in the Arabian Sea. It lies southwest of Sri Lanka and India, about from the Asian continent. The chain of 26 atolls stretches from Ihavandhippolhu Atoll in the north to the Addu City in the south. Comprising a territory spanning roughly , the Maldives is one of the world's most geographically dispersed sovereign states as well as the smallest Asian country by land area and population, with around inhabitants. Malé is the capital and a populated city, traditionally called the "King's Island" for its central location.

The Maldives archipelago is located on the Chagos-Laccadive Ridge, a vast submarine mountain range in the Indian Ocean, which also forms a terrestrial ecoregion, together with the Chagos Archipelago and Lakshadweep. With an average ground-level elevation of above sea level, it is the world's lowest country, with even its highest natural point being the lowest in the world, at .[1] Due to the consequent risks posed by rising sea levels, the government pledged in 2009 to make the Maldives a carbon-neutral country by 2019.

Islam was introduced to the Maldivian archipelago in the 12th century which was consolidated as a sultanate, developing strong commercial and cultural ties with Asia and Africa. From the mid-16th-century, the region came under the increasing influence of European colonial powers, with the Maldives becoming a British protectorate in 1887. Independence from the United Kingdom was achieved in 1965 and a presidential republic was established in 1968 with an elected People's Majlis. The ensuing decades have been characterised by political instability, efforts at democratic reform, and environmental challenges posed by climate change.

The Maldives is a founding member of the South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation (SAARC). It is also a member of the United Nations, the Organization of Islamic Cooperation, and the Non Aligned Movement. The World Bank classifies the Maldives as having an upper middle income economy. Fishing has historically been the dominant economic activity, and remains the largest sector by far, followed by the rapidly growing tourism industry. Maldives is rated "high" on the Human Development Index, with its per capita income significantly higher than other SAARC nations.

The Maldives was a Commonwealth republic from July 1982 until its withdrawal from the Commonwealth in October 2016 in protest of international criticism of its records in relation to corruption and human rights.

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