Where is Maldives

Where is Maldives

There is no question that one of the most amazing locations for a holiday is the Maldives, however many people wonder where it is - we are here to answer that question, where is the Maldives?

The Maldives consists of a chain of 1190 islands situated in two rows of atolls in the Indian Ocean, just across the equator. The capital, Male, is about 600 kilometers (370 mi) south-west of India and 750 kilometers (470 mi) south-west of Sri Lanka. The islands are so small with 90% of it being the ocean. Many world maps do not show Maldives, even in Google Maps, you would have to zoom in somewhat to see it.


Maldives is in the Asian continent with a latitude and longitude of 4.1667° N, 73.5000° E.

Neighboring Countries

Sri Lanka
British Indian Ocean Territory

Physical Distance between Maldives and other countries

Sri Lanka and Maldives and from closest point: distance is 717km
India and Maldives from closest point: 430 km
Germany and Maldives from closest point: 7200 km
Malaysia and Maldives from closest point: 2970 km
Thailand and Maldives from closest point: 2750 km
Hong Kong and Maldives from closest point: 4760 km
Japan and Maldives from closest point: 5800 km

Flight Time

It takes about 1 hour to fly from Sri Lanka to Maldives and a little bit more than an 1 hour from Trivendrum in India. It takes about 5 hours to fly from Malaysia, Singapore and Thailand. About 8 hours from Guangzhou of China.

Most tourists enter via Male International Airport, however the second largest airport is on Gan Island. Each of the islands is surrounded by water and so travelling between them is usually done by seaplane or speedboat.

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