A group of 1190 coral islands scattered
across the Indian Ocean about 740km
Southwest of Sri Lanka built up on the
tops of a submarine ridge. No part of
Maldives is more than 2.4m above the sea
Almost 99% of the country is the ocean
and only 1% is spread to 26 atolls.
The country stretches 820 km north to
south and 120 km east to west. Out of
the incredibly large number of islands
only 200 islands are inhabited, with 44
islands adapted as exclusive resort
islands. The climate is generally warm
and humid. Sun shines all year through
with average temperature around 29 - 32
Being on the Equator, the country enjoys
more or less constant day lengths (6am -
6 pm) throughout the year. People wake
up early in the morning. Business hours
are from Sunday to Thursday generally
from 9:00 to 5:00 in the private sector.
Weekend falls on Friday and Saturday.
The local time is GMT +5hours