Six Interesting Facts About Maldives

Fun Facts About Maldives
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We all know Maldives as one of the best destination for holidays with tropical islands with sparkling blue water, private beach huts on white sandy beaches, and coral reefs that teem with life.

Apart from its beauty there are few interesting facts about Maldives.

Origins of Maldives

The Maldives are said to be originated from a chain of sunken volcanoes formed around 60 million years ago. Recent studies presume that coral reefs and atolls have formed over hundreds of thousands of years on their sinking remains.

First People of Maldives

The first people to officially colonize the islands came from India. The real date is unknown, but it was thought to have happened before 269 BC. The first actual kingdom was said to have been established by the son of the King of Kalinga in India. The king was greatly displeased with his son, so he was sent away to the Maldives, what was then known as Dheeva Maari.

Maldives has over 1,190 coral islands, grouped in twenty-six major atolls

1,190 coral islands grouped into 26 atolls, 200 inhabited islands, plus 80 islands with tourist resorts, and ninety-nine percent of Maldives is water.

Alcohol Rule

The Maldives is a Muslim state, meaning that alcohol has been banned. But alcohol lovers have no need to fear, cocktail lovers can find alcohol in hotels and resorts that cater to tourists. But you will not be able to drink alcohol anywhere else in public.

World Record of the Lowest Country

Maldives owns the title of the lowest country in the world with an average of only 1.5 meters above sea level.

Maldives Sunlight

The sun in Maldives is something different. A very high sun protection is a must-have. Located close to the equator, Maldives receives a high amount of sun-rays. Almost direct, they strike at a 90° angle.

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