Maldives (orthographic projection)The Republic of Maldives (aka the Maldive Islands) is made up of about 200 inhabited islands among over 1,100 total islands in 26 coral atolls spread over 90,000 square kilometers of ocean.

Maldives is the lowest country in the world, with an average height of only 1.5 m above sea level. It also boasts the lowest high-point of any country, with its highest hill rising to 2.5 m above sea level.

In 2008, the president of the Maldives began looking for a place to move his country due to global warming, with India, Sri Lanka, and Australia being candidates. The plan is to purchase new land with money from tourism.

Maldives on Wikipedia

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