The atolls surrounded by the lagoon and coral reefs behind which the turquoise blue blends with the deep blue are the beautiful Maldives. A passenger plane descends on an island that hosts an airstrip, jetty docks, an airport and a port for ships that take guests to resorts on scattered islands. You will see the smiling faces of the kind hosts, the turquoise lagoon with the gentle breeze in the warm air.
The official language of the Maldives is Dhivelhi. The letter is “Thaana” although English is more widely represented. The official currency is the Maldives Rupee (MVR). It is recommended that you bring US dollars or pay with credit cards. The Maldives is the lowest state in the world. This island state in the middle of the Indian Ocean extends north-south. It covers an area of 90 000m². The closest land is India. Sri Lanka is about 700 kilometers south-west. The Maldives is made up of 26 atolls (island groups) with 1,192 islands. About 200 islands are inhabited. The capital is Male located in the southern part of North Male Attola on Kaafu Attol Island. In history, this was a royal island inhabited by royal families and ruler dynasties.
Today it is built to the last centimeter of usable area. With the tall, modern buildings in the narrow streets that surround them, you can feel the spirit of the past.
The average height of the island is 1, 5 meters while the highest height is up to 2.6 meters above the sea. The Maldives are a world wonder for their unreal beauty. Global warming has made them vulnerable as sea level rise becomes an existential problem for this country. Maldives should turn to sustainable energy sources (for example, solar power from wind farms). The main source of income for the locals is tourism. It began to develop in the early 1970s. Tourists from all over the world come here under the slogan “Visit Paradise on Earth.” Resorts have a variety of offerings that will meet your expectations (Four Seasons Kuda Huura, Four Seasons Landaa Giraavaru, One & Only Reethi Rah and others).
The Maldives has a population of about 300,000. Just over 100,000 live in the capital, Male. Other residents are resident in 100 other islands. During the reign of Indian Emperor Ashoka (300 BC), the inhabitants were originally Buddhists. 1153 The Maldives received Islam and this country became the smallest island state in the world where the Muslim faith prevailed. During colonialism, the Maldives were under Portuguese, British and Dutch rule. In 1965, they became an independent state led by a sultan whose seat was later taken over by an Islamic president.
Due to the tsunami in 2004, the coral reefs around the island were almost completely destroyed. great efforts are being made today to restore corals and the entire ecosystem with the help of “baskets” (placed in the sea). corals reproduce relatively quickly. baskets placed in the sea are already full of corals for 8 months. within a year the baskets were already completely full of coral. attract different types of fish of all colors and shapes. from the broken corals that the sea throws out over the years, fine velvety white sand is formed. shells and broken corals are not related to the Maldives because they represent the future of the Maldives in rebuilding the island.
When you come to the Maldives you will understand how nature has played especially in this location. scenes like coral reefs beneath the surface of the sea covered with turquoise colors that flow in countless hues to blend with deep blue, white whitecaps in the middle of the ocean without any trees, coconut palm trees, frangipani, banyan tree or fig tree living locals and those where the resorts are, will leave you breathless (probably).