Map of Maldives

Maldives map and geographic location

Map of Maldives
Map of Maldives

Maldives Geography

Coordinates:

between 7° 6′ 35″ and 0° 42′ 24″ south and between 72° 33′ 19″ and 73° 46′ 13″ east of Greenwich

Exclusive Economic Zone (EEZ):

359,00sq km

Total area:

118, 000 sq km (land = 298 sq km)

 

Number of Islands:

1,192 islands (inhabited = 199; uninhabited = 993)

The islands are grouped into 19 natural atolls – divided into 20 for administrative purposes

Capital:

Malé

Population = 142,909 (2017)

Area – 9.27 square kilometres

Terrain:

Low lying small islands with flat terrain (average 1.2m above sea level)

Climate:

Sub-tropical, with two monsoons, hot, humid and dry in northeast monsoon (November to March) and rainy in southwest monsoon (June to August) Sun shines all year through. Average temperature around 29 – 32 degrees Celsius. Generally warm and humid.

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