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Interesting Facts about Maldives

Maldives Interesting Facts

Maldives, officially the Republic of Maldives, is a country in Asia. Here are some interesting facts about Maldives:

  • When it comes to biological variety, the Maldives is a fairly diversified nation. It is home to five of the seven marine turtle species found in the world: loggerhead, leatherback, green, hawksbill, and Olive Ridley turtles.
  • There is a solid reason why the coconut tree is one of the emblems chosen to represent the Maldives. Widespread throughout the island country, coconut trees provide shade on the beaches as well as a sturdy building material for the traditional dhonis or boats.
  • Several monuments have led many people to believe that Buddhism is the Maldives' official religion. This is not true, though. Because of the influence of Persian and Arab commerce, Islam is the recognized official religion of this renowned nation.
  • The beaches in the Maldives contain genuine white sands, in contrast to other "white sand" beaches, which have yellowish sand. Coralline makes up the beaches' sands in the Maldives. Sand from other beaches frequently has a yellow tint and is made of quartz. Only around 5% of beaches worldwide have coralline sands, which are extremely unusual.
  • The "Boduberu," large drums constructed of coconut wood, are the foundation of traditional Maldivian music and you've definitely seen them in the Maldives. The head of these drums is constructed of manta ray skin, although contemporary models are made of goatskin. The beat and pace of boduberu music begin slowly before rising in volume and intensity. There are often 15 performers in these shows, including one lead vocalist, three drummers, and everyone else dancing.
  • Glow-in-the-dark phytoplankton, also known as shining plankton, is a breathtaking natural phenomenon that occurs every night in the Maldives. Mid-summer through the winter is the best period to spot the plankton, but it can occur at any moment.
  • Malé, the capital of the Maldives islands, is located on the Male Atoll and has been referred to historically as "King's Island," where the royal dynasties reigned from a central position.
  • Many additional languages, including Arabic, Hindi, and English, are widely spoken in the Maldives as a result of the country's long history of international trade.
  • 5% of the world's coral reefs are found in the Maldives. The gorgeous Maldivian beaches draw visitors from all over the world to this tropical paradise. Many residents are able to communicate in languages heard in the resorts, including French, German, Russian, and Chinese.
  • The Maldives' national cuisine, gulha, is made out of deep-fried pastry balls packed with smoked fish, shredded coconut, and onions.
  • The Maldivian rufiyaa is the local currency of the Maldives. Although foreign currency, particularly US dollars, is frequently accepted, particularly at resorts.
  • Additionally, the Maldives archipelago has a dedicated natural area. There are up to 75 islands in the Baa Atoll that are included in the expansive Maldives Biosphere Reserve. These are locations with magnificent marine biodiversity that have been protected by UNESCO since 2011. Divers and snorkelers travel from all over the world to Baa Reefs because of the rich biodiversity there. Hanifaru Bay, where the manta ray feeding station is located, is particularly interesting.
  • Maldivians in the Maldives, where Islam is the predominant religion, are highly conservative and dress traditionally. Males are dressed in sarongs with white cotton shirts, while females are wearing their customary libaa, a long outfit with gold and silver thread.
  • In actuality, the Maldives receive more sunlight. The temperature may thus be high.
  • Additionally, there are no rivers in the Maldives. However, Fuvahmulah has two freshwater lakes. The bigger lake is the 4-foot-deep, smaller Dhadimagu Kulhi, while the 12-foot-deep Bandaara Kilhi is 12-feet deep.
  • The oldest mosque in the nation is also at Malé. The Old Friday Mosque, also known as Hukuru Miskiiy, was built in 1656. It is an outstanding example of island architecture and was constructed using coral stones.
  • Ithaa, which translates to "mother of pearl," was the first restaurant to welcome food enthusiasts for a heavenly gastronomic experience in 2005. It is a little restaurant with a depth of 16 feet and offers a contemporary menu with exquisite plating.
  • There are 26 atolls and 1190 islands total in the Maldives, of which nearly 200 are inhabited and 110 are solely reserved for travel and luxury resorts. Consequently, crossing the water is a common activity in this country. Who would have thought that this would be a reality about the Maldives. You may read the blog post on Kuda Villingili Resort, one of the best resorts in the Maldives, if you're considering traveling there but aren't sure where to stay.
  • Our previous belief that meetings could only be place in conference rooms with the necessary technology has been entirely altered by the Maldivian administration. They scheduled a cabinet meeting while submerged. Instead of business clothes and ties, participants wore dive gear and oxygen tanks. The purpose of holding an underwater gathering was to emphasize the danger of global warming and raise awareness of it.
  • Since the country is a Muslim one and adheres to stringent religious principles, travelers are not allowed to consume alcohol anywhere. Cocktail enthusiasts, however, should not be concerned because you can always find alcohol at your hotels and resorts. The use of alcohol in public places is strictly forbidden anywhere else.
  • The Maldives is an archipelago located in the Indian Ocean, and it does not share land borders with any other countries. It consists of 26 atolls, which are made up of numerous coral islands. The Maldives is situated southwest of Sri Lanka and India, and it is surrounded by the vast expanse of the Indian Ocean.

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