Maldives

Maldives otherwise known as the Republic of Maldives is an island nation in the Indian Ocean and gained independence on 26 July 1965 from the United Kingdom.

The capital is Male and holds the record for being the flattest country in the world. Over the last century, sea levels have risen about 20 centimeters; further rises could threaten the existence of Maldives.

The Maldives's attractions are the islands themselves as they offer the proverbial white sands, blue skies, clear water and palm trees.

Other than that there is an impressive mosque that has a golden dome inside, snorkeling, deep sea diving, fish market and national museum.

About Maldives

Country flag
Short Name
MDV
Capital
Male
Language
Dhivehi
Population
379,174
Area
298 km²
Calling Code
+960

National Olympic Committee

Country flag
NATIONAL OLYMPIC COMMITTEE
Maldives Olympic Committee
NOC President
Recognition Year
1985
Address
Second Floor, Youth and Sports Development Centre, Male’, Maldives 200 34
Web Address

Sports

Beach volleyball is a popular sport of the country.

Other sporting activities include badminton, tennis, cricket, football, table tennis and basketball.

Water sports include windsurfing, water skiing, jet skiing, scuba diving, parasailing, sailing and diving.

Climate

Maldives is located at the equator and experiences monsoonal climate. Maldives has two distinct seasons; dry season (northeast monsoon) and wet season (southwest monsoon).

In these two seasons the temperature varies hardly. Hot days are often tempered by cooling sea breezes throughout the year; temperature remains almost same in the Maldives.

The mean daily maximum temperature for Central parts of the Maldives is 30.5 degrees Celsius.

The wet season- southwest monsoon experiences torrential rain.

The highest rainfall ever recorded in the Maldives with in 24 hour period was recorded on 9th July 2002 at Kaadedhdhoo Meteorological Office and amounts to 219.8mm of rainfall.

Culture

Maldivian culture is derived from a number of sources, the most important of which are its proximity to the shores of Sri Lanka and southern India.

There are also influences from Arabia and Africa in the language and culture.

After the long Buddhist period of Maldivian history, Muslim traders introduced Sunni Islam. Maldivians converted to it by the mid-12th century.

Male, Maldives, October 18, 2021: The Maldives Olympic Committee reports that Hussain Jawaz (Jawa...
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Male, Maldives, September 21, 2021: The Maldives Olympic Committee reports that swimming Olympian...
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Male, Maldives, September 15, 2021: The Maldives Olympic Committee’s top management met with the ...
15.09.2021
Male, Maldives, September 9, 2021: The Maldives Olympic Committee has hosted an advanced sports m...
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Tokyo, Japan, July 27, 2021: The Maldives Ambassador to Japan, His Excellency Ibrahim Uvais, visi...
27.07.2021
Male, Maldives, July 13, 2021: The Maldives Olympic Committee’s new executive committee held its ...
13.07.2021
Male, Maldives, June 29, 2021: Maldives Olympic Committee has confirmed a four-strong team of ath...
29.06.2021
Male, Maldives, June 17, 2021: The Maldives Olympic Committee has congratulated Ahmed Shiham on b...
17.06.2021
Male, Maldives, June 11, 2021: Mohamed Abdul Sattar has been elected as the new President of Mald...
11.06.2021
Male, Maldives, June 5, 2021: The Maldives Olympic Committee is proud to announce that Olympic So...
05.06.2021
Male, Maldives, May 26, 2021: Veteran Aishath Sausan and teenager Ali Imaan will represent Maldiv...
26.05.2021
Male, Maldives, May 24, 2021: The election for the Executive Committee of the Maldives Olympic Co...
24.05.2021
Male, Maldives, May 3, 2021: The Maldives Olympic Committee held its Annual General Assembly last...
03.05.2021
Male, Maldives, March 19, 2021: Aishath Nazima, Vice President of the Football Association of Mal...
19.03.2021
Male, Maldives, December 28, 2020: The first President of the Maldives Olympic Committee, Ibrahim...
28.12.2020
Male, Maldives, December 20, 2020: Congratulatory messages on social media on being bestowed the ...
20.12.2020
Male, Maldives, December 7, 2020: The Secretary General of the Maldives Olympic Committee, Ahmed ...
07.12.2020
Male, Maldives, November 27, 2020: The Maldives Olympic Committee was officially welcomed back in...
27.11.2020
Male, Maldives, November 13, 2020: Sprinter Hassan Saaid and swimmer Aminath Shajan have been ele...
13.11.2020
Male, Maldives, September 22, 2020: The Secretary General of the Maldives Olympic Committee, Ahme...
22.09.2020
Male, Maldives, August 30, 2020: Maldivian President Ibrahim Mohamed Solih has announced that the...
30.08.2020
Male, Maldives, July 8, 2020: The Maldives Olympic Committee has extended its congratulations to ...
08.07.2020
Male, Maldives, July 3, 2020: The Maldives Olympic Committee has announced that football coach Ah...
03.07.2020
Male, Maldives, June 22, 2020: The Maldives Olympic Committee has invited all National Sports Ass...
22.06.2020
Male, Maldives, June 17, 2020: The Maldives Olympic Committee reopened its office on Tuesday, Jun...
17.06.2020
Male, Maldives, March 31, 2020: The Maldivian government will introduce a loan scheme and a healt...
31.03.2020
Male, Maldives, January 29, 2020: Thomas Weikert, the President of the International Table Tennis...
29.01.2020
Male, Maldives, November 1, 2019: The International Paralympic Committee welcomed Maldives into i...
01.11.2019
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