Where Are The Maldives?

Geographic Information

The Maldives are the smallest Asian country; an archipelago of 1,190 coral islands grouped into 26 atolls with 200 inhabited islands, plus 80 islands with tourist resorts

Location:  Southern Asia, group of atolls in the Indian Ocean, south-southwest of India
Geographic coordinates:  3 15 N, 73 00 E
Area – comparative:  about 1.7 times the size of Washington, DC
Climate: tropical; hot, humid; dry, northeast monsoon (November to March); rainy, southwest monsoon (June to August)
Terrain: flat, with white sandy beaches
Elevation: mean elevation: 1.8 m
Elevation extremes:
lowest point: Indian Ocean 0 m;
highest point: 8th tee, golf course, Villingi Island 5 m
Natural resources: fish

(World Factbook)

Maldives Map

The Maldive Islands