Island nation in the Indian Ocean southwest of India and Sri Lanka

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Maldives: Island nation in the Indian Ocean southwest of India and Sri Lanka
The Maldives, officially the Republic of Maldives, is a small island nation in South Asia, located in the Arabian Sea of the Indian Ocean. It lies southwest of Sri Lanka and India, about 1,000 kilometres (620 mi) from the Asian continent. The chain of 26 atolls stretches from Ihavandhippolhu Atoll in the north to Addu Atoll in the south to the equator. Comprising a territory spanning roughly 298 square kilometres (115 sq mi), the Maldives is one of the world's most geographically dispersed sovereign states as well as the smallest Asian country by land area and population, with around 515,696 inhabitants. Malé is the capital and the most populated city, traditionally called the "King's Island" where the ancient royal dynasties ruled for its central location.


Op Samudra Setu: INS Jalashwa arrives in Colombo to repatriate 700 stranded Indians [Video]

Op Samudra Setu: INS Jalashwa arrives in Colombo to repatriate 700 stranded Indians

INS Jalashwa has arrived in Sri Lanka's Colombo. It will bring back stranded Indian citizens to their homeland on June 01. The ship is expected to embark approximately 700 Indian nationals. Earlier,..

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INS Jalashwa arrives in Male for embarkation of Indian citizens [Video]

INS Jalashwa arrives in Male for embarkation of Indian citizens

INS Jalashwa arrived in Male, Maldives for embarkation of Indian citizens on May 14. Naval ship will commence 2nd repatriation journey from Male to Kochi (Kerala) on May 15 from the Maldives as part of..

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COVID-19: Embarkation, health screening of passengers taking place at Kerala's Kochi Port [Video]

COVID-19: Embarkation, health screening of passengers taking place at Kerala's Kochi Port

Around 202 Indian nationals including 23 women and three children onboard INS Magar amid coronavirus pandemic on May 12. The process of embarkation and health screening is taking place for all the..

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Paige Turley 'planning wedding' to Finn Tapp [Video]

Paige Turley 'planning wedding' to Finn Tapp

'Love Island' winner Paige Turley has been planning her wedding to Finn Tapp during lockdown, and has set her sights on a Scottish nuptials in the Maldives.

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