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Male
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Map of Malé

Malé, population 104,403 (2006), is the capital and largest city of the Republic of Maldives. It is located at the southern edge of North Male' Atoll Kaafu Atoll. It is also one of the Administrative divisions of the Maldives. Traditionally it was the King's Island from where the ancient Maldive Royal dynasties ruled and where the palace was located. Formerly it was a walled city surrounded by fortifications and gates (doroshi). The Royal Palace (Gan'duvaru) was destroyed along with the picturesque forts (kotte) and bastions (buruzu), when the city was remodelled under President Ibrahim Nasir's rule after the abolition of the monarchy.

Although Malé is geographically located in Male' Atoll, Kaafu Atoll, administratively it is not considered part of it. A commercial harbour is located in the Island. It is the heart of all commercial activities in the country. Many government buildings and agencies are located on the waterfront. Malé International Airport is on adjacent Hulhule Island which includes a seaplane base for internal transportation. Several land reclamation projects have expanded the harbour.

The island is heavily urbanized, with the city taking up essentially its entire landmass. Slightly less than one third of the nation's population lives in the capital city. Many, if not most, Maldivians and foreign workers in Maldives find themselves in occasional short term residence on the island since it is the only entry point to the nation and the centre of all administration and bureaucracy.

Bird's-eye view of the central Malé island as seen from southwest

Charts

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Weather

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Passages

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Islands

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Communication

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Navigation

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Entrance

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Recommended Agents

  • Alliance Management Services Company Pvt. Ltd., 3rd Floor, Filaa Building, Maafannu, Koli Umar Mank Goalhi, Male', Maldives. Tel: 00 960 33878, Fax: 00 960 338688. Mobile phone: 00 960 776444. Website Email

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Yacht Repairs and Services

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Things to do Ashore

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Links

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References

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