3 Fantastic Facts About The Maldives

Maldives packages are one of the most sought after vacation packages. Whether for a honeymoon, a family vacation or even solo travel, the lure of these beautiful islands is undisputable. Its stunning white sandy beaches and turquoise blue waters make this country one of the most picturesque tropical paradises in the world. But there is a lot more to these idyllic islands than just its world-famous beaches. Here are some fascinating facts about this scenic country that you may not have known before:

Maldives is the most dispersed country in the world:

The Maldives are made up of about 1000 coral islands that together form 26 atolls in the Indian Ocean. Since the Maldivian territory is divided into these separate atolls made of such a vast number of islands, it earns the title of being the most dispersed country on the planet. The atolls, made of coral reefs and sandbars, are home to a number of eco-systems housing an amazing variety of fish and boast of some of the world’s best coral reefs. So while the logistics of managing a territory so dispersed may seem daunting, it definitely has its benefits since it attracts tourists from across the globe and tourism is the number one industry in the country that grants it huge amounts of revenue.

Maldives is one of the most literate countries in the world:

While many developed and developing nations struggle with education and achieving a decent level of literacy amongst citizens, the Maldives have successfully managed to have an almost entirely literate population, boasting of an adult literacy rate of 98%. This is no easy feat, considering how dispersed the population would be, as mentioned above, and is a definite feather in the cap for the country. 100% of children receive primary education and most stick with the system till at least the 5th grade.

Maldives is the flattest country in the world:

A country made entirely of 1000 islands, and yet not one of them has an elevation above 2.4 metres above sea level. This is quite an amazing aspect of these exquisite islands. Get ready to experience brilliant vistas unimpeded by any natural land formations. In the Maldives, a good view is from ground level, but what a view it is! For those who want to get a higher perspective, you can always book a helicopter ride during your Maldives packages and enjoy the view of the world’s flattest country from up in the sky.

Seenu Mathew is a Web UI Designer / Developer with Cox & Kings. Travelling and photography are his passions. He recently returned from one of the Maldives packages, and in this article he lists some of the amazing facts he learned about the country while there.

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