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).
|Land Area||298 km2|
|Total Area||298km2 (#186)|
|Government Type||Presidential Republic|
|GDP (PPP)||$5.41 Billion|
|GDP Per Capita||$15,300|
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