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How many Atolls do the Maldives have ?
The Maldives have 26 Atolls. The word Atoll ( Atolhu in Dhivehi ) means circular groups of coral islets.
Fuvamulha in the south of the archipelago is the smallest Atoll with only 4.5 km width.
Gaafu is the largest Atoll of Maldives and also one of the largest Atoll in the World with 3152 km².
There are approximately 1200 islands in Maldives.
Around 700 of them are still uninhabited, 200 islands are populated, about 160 host Resorts. ( their numbers keep on increasing year after year).
The rest of the islands are used for airports, agriculture, picnics, governmental ( storage, waste management, jails…) or other industrial activities.
The Maldives have some of the smallest islands in the World with no more than a few square meters size. The largest island barely reaches 6 kms long!
The largest Island reach more than a kilometre. Male, the capital, with 1.5 km or others, like Gan, the largest, located in the Southern part of Maldives, in Laamu Atoll, with 7.8 kilometres long and 3.4 kilometres wide.
12 18 Airports
Remark : the number has changed since this article. See the latest Maldives Airport list for more.
4 International Airports : the main one : Velana International Airport ( prev. Ibrahim Nasir International Airport ).
Velana International Airport is located on Hulhule Island, close to Male, the capital.
Shuttle ferries come and go each 10 mins from the airport to Male. A new bridge ( opened on sept. 2018 ) now links both islands.
Velana airport, once very simple, now offers a spa, a pharmacy, a post office, mobile companies, a bank, an ATM, a left luggage office, coffee shops and restaurants. Duty free shops are located at the gates.
Hanimaadhoo International Airport, Gan International Airport, the second main one after Velana and Maamigili International Airport.
8 Domestic Airports : Dharavandhoo Airport, Fuvahmulah Airport, Ifuru Airport, Kaadedhdhoo Airport, Kadhdhoo Airport, Kooddoo Airport, Dhaalu Airport and Thimarafushi Airport.
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