Facts about Maldives

Maldives is made up of 1190 Islands. Maldives is the world’s lowest country. It has a ground level elevation or height above sea level about 1.5 m or 4 feet 11 inches. The Maldives have some of the smallest islands in the World with no more than a few square meters size. Ninety-nine percent of the Maldives is water.

Maldives is a Muslim country and 90% of its population is predominantly Muslim. The world’s smallest Muslim country. Muslims are considered to be citizens of the nation. Any other faith besides Islam is not considered so. Nudity and topless sunbathing is not allowed in Maldives. Visitors must obey local traditions

You are not allowed to bring your own alcoholic drink, there price of alcoholic beverages at the resorts are not too high.

Maldives is rich in exotic sea life. If you’re interested in sea life then going to the Maldives may be the best decision you would ever make.The Maldives are one of the few places on Earth where Whale sharks can be encountered all year round. The sun’s rays strike at a 90° angle.

They observe the weekend on Friday and Saturday.

For raising awareness about rising waters in the ocean. The President, transferred the cabinet meeting of October 2009 right to the ocean’s bottom. Not in a board room or boring government building. It was World’s First Underwater Cabinet Meeting.

Maldives is one country that has about 98 percent literacy among its adults.

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