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___ Satellite View and Map of the City of Malé, Maldives
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Satellite view is showing Malé (Male), the national capital of the Maldives. The city is located at the southern edge of the North Male Atoll (Kaafu Atoll), about 740 km (460 miles) southwest of Colombo, Sri Lanka.
Formerly Malé was the King's Island, a walled city surrounded by forts (kotte) and bastions. After the abolition of the monarchy in 1968, under the rule of President Ibrahim Nasi, the Royal Palace and the fortifications were destroyed and the city was remodeled.
Today Male has a population of about 100,000 inhabitants. Spoken language is Dhivehi (Mahl).
Malé points of interest.
Most visitors to the Maldives head to the tropical beaches of the resort islands and atolls like Villingili, Meedhoo, Hithadhoo and Gan, but also the capital has some attractions.
Historical sites: Malé Friday Mosque (oldest mosque in Malé, completed 1658, the building is on the tentative UNESCO World Heritage sites list as a unique example of sea-culture architecture)
Palace: Mulee-aage Palace (the Muliaage is a palace in the historic center of Malé, it has been the official residence of all four presidents of the Maldives)
Museums: National Museum (the museum exhibits a large collection of historical artifacts and documents, related to the history of the islands and the nation)
The map shows a city map of Malé with main roads and streets, and the location of Malé International Airport (IATA code: MLE) on adjacent Hulhulé Island. The airport is the main point of entry to the Maldives.
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Saturday-December-2 11:20UTC/GMT +5 hours
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City Coordinates: 4°10′30″N 73°30′32″E
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