the standard huruvalhi maldives

The Standard

8 Facts About the Maldives


The Maldives is known to many as paradise on earth with its Instagrammable, turquoise beaches, its diverse and colorful marine life, and weather that's always just right. But most famously, the country is probably known for being rumored to disappear within the next 10 years due to climate change. But how much more do you know about the country that holds a population of less than 500,000? Did you know that the country consists 1,192 coral islands grouped in a double chain of 26 atolls, along the north-south direction, spread over roughly 90,000 square kilometers (35,000 sq mi), making this one of the world's most dispersed countries? Or did you know that the official language is Divehi, which is an Indo-Aryan language? We have gathered 8 facts that should be known before visiting the beautiful country just south of India. 

Read More