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    What is the capital of Maldives - Information about the Maldives Capital Island

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    Capital of Maldives

    Male', the capital of Maldives is located almost in the centre of the nation, on the east side of Kaafu atoll. Maldives capital is the commercial centre and the Maldives capital city is home to many important historical and religious landmarks. With an area of just over 1.77 square kilometres, capital of Maldives is home to over 142,909 people. Maldives capital is the busiest and the most populous island in the archipelago. In the past, capital of Maldives has been known as the Sultan's island.

    Main districts in the capital of Maldives

    For the purpose of administration the Maldives capital is divided into four districts. Henveiru occupies the North-East side and Maafannu the North-West. The two smaller wards Galolhu and Machchangolhi, lie in the centre and to the south of the capital of Maldives. Recently the Island of Vilingili has been added as an extension to Male'. Vilingili is been developed as an urban area since Male' no longer can accommodate the growing population and housing.

    Aerial view of Capital of Maldives - Male'

    All over Maldives houses are given names and numbers. Maldives capital is no exception. However, numbers are used rarely and all houses are referred by their given names and most of them have Dhivehi (Maldivian) names, but some reflect the British influence often quite incongruously and sometimes poetically. Heart, Snow Down, Sky Villa, Rose Burn, Night Flower, Blue Bell, Lightning Villa, Marine Villa, Dreamy Light and Forget Me Not are some names you might see on, above or by the side of the house doors.

    The ambience of Maldives capital Male', unsoiled semi-urban environment with the historical sites and a museum with artefacts of the distinctive Maldivian culture dating as far back as 5000 BC, has unexpectedly caught the imagination of many a visitor such as Thor Hyerdal.


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