Maldives – the smallest country in Asia
Let’s take a closer look at Maldives – the smallest country in Asia.
Lying on the equatorial region and located in Southeast Asia, Maldives is a tiny country formed by coral islands which are spread over an area of 90,000 sq km on the Indian Ocean. Not only is Maldives – the smallest country in Asia, it is also the 8th smallest and the lowest lying country in the world! Which means that this Island Nation along with its natural beauty has the fear of disappearing as the sea level rises.
Maldives is a country famed for its extraordinary tropical environment; the result of lying close to the equator. Thus, the Tourism Industry of Maldives got their brand name ‘Sunny Side of Life’, which is what this beautiful country is renowned for around the globe. The tropical islands of Maldives are grouped together in a ring like shape which are known as ‘Atolls’, and out of the 26 Natural Atolls, 20 are serving as the administrative divisions of this Island Nation. From the 1190 islands that makes this paradise on earth complete, only 200 are inhabited by the locals while more than hundred islands have been developed into tourist resorts.
Maldives – the smallest country in Asia also possesses one of the smallest capital cities in the world with a total area of 5.8 km2. Regardless of being an archipelago that is fairly small, it is still a top holiday destination amongst travelers. Because of the secluded islands which have been made into hotels & resorts, travelers visit this Island Nation throughout each year to relax in a peaceful environment that is filled with privacy.
Although Maldives is one of the smallest countries in the world, it is a must-visit tropical destination if you are seeking to luxuriate in a beautiful atmosphere where mother nature’s magnificence is seen all around. Visit the Sunny Side of Life for a relaxing getaway and discover why this country is famed for being a paradise on earth. Contact us at Travel Centre Maldives to make a booking for a beach holiday at one of the many fabulous island resorts.