1. World Map /
  2. Asia/
  3. Maldives/
  4. Maldives Geography

Maldives Geography

Maldives's Information

Flag of Maldives
Land Area 298 km2
Total Area 298km2 (#186)
Population 392,960 (#175)
Population Density 1,318.66/km2
Government Type Presidential Republic
GDP (PPP) $5.41 Billion
GDP Per Capita $15,300
Currency Rufiyaa (MVR)
Largest Cities

Spread over 34,749 sq miles (90,000 sq km), the Maldives is a flat series (or chain) of coral atolls, consisting of coral reefs and sand bars. There are no rivers and no lakes.

Approximately 1,200 islands make up the Maldives, and the topography of each varies from mostly sand to marshy wetlands.

Its highest point, an unnamed point on Wilingili Island, is only 7.87 ft. (2.4 m); while its lowest is the Indian Ocean (0 m).

This page was last updated on April 7, 2017.

About the Author

John Moen is a cartographer who along with his wife are the orignal founders of worldatlas.com. He and his wife, Chris Woolwine-Moen, produced thousands of award-winning maps that are used all over the world and content that aids students, teachers, travelers and parents with their geography and map questions. Today, it's one of the most popular educational sites on the web.

Trending on WorldAtlas

Countries of Asia