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Maldive Islands, island republic, northern Indian Ocean, southern Asia, capital

Maldives (formerly Maldive Islands), island republic in southern Asia, located in the northern Indian Ocean, southwest of the southern tip of India. Maldives is made up of a chain of 1,190 small coral islands that are grouped into clusters of atolls. It has a total area of 298 sq km (115 sq mi). The capital and largest city of Maldives is Male (population, 1995, 62,973).

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Maldive Islands, island republic, northern Indian Ocean, southern Asia, capital, population, total area, chain

 
 

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