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PostSubject: Ocean city Maa-Lay) – the capital and largest city of the Republic of Maldives.    Sat Nov 16, 2013 7:37 pm

Male (pronounced Maa-Lay) – the capital and largest city of the Republic of Maldives. Male City is located on an island in Kaafu Atoll.The population of Male, Maldives is 104 400 people (2006). Traditionally it was the King’s Island, from where the ancient Maldive Royal dynasties ruled and where the palace was located.




Name of the capital of the Maldives is derived from “Mahaalay”, and that came from Sanskrit (ancient language), which means “Maha” – “big” or “great” and “aalay” – “home”.





The name Maldives came from the Sinhalese word Maala Divaina (“Necklace Islands”), perhaps referring to the shape of the archipelago.








Male island is just 2 km long and 1 km wide, and so there are very few open spaces.Officially, the population of the capital city of about 65,000 people, but with foreign workers, tourists and people from other islands, often coming here in the city is usually 100,000.  







Size of the island has been doubled by implementing projects to restore the land and the surrounding islands are used for different purposes, and on one of the islands of the airport is located. The government plans to develop other islands to reduce the pressure on the island of Male
 




 Maldives - this is a real story for fans to relax away from civilization, alone with pristine tropical nature , surrounded by impeccable comfort and peace . Blue Lagoon , a gentle powdery sand , beautiful coral reefs , secluded coves and whispering coconut trees in the heart of the Indian Ocean as a magnet attract tourists , travelers and divers in this glorious corner of the world .
Climate and location
Favorable geographical position in the equatorial waters of the Maldives , 700 km south- west of Sri Lanka, makes a stay here available all year round. Hot sub-equatorial climate gives holidaymakers the sun each day. The best time to visit the islands - from November to May , the air temperature is between 24 and 30 °. In summer, from June to August, here come the northeast monsoon and bring occasional rain , but high waves can surf and luxury hotels offer good discounts for guests . You ask what the sea in the Maldives ? There is a real Indian Ocean !
Often tourists are interested in - which country are the Maldives ? Republic of Maldives is an independent country with a population of about 395,000 people. The islands are a scattering of atolls in the form of a ring surrounding a lagoon. Do you know how many islands in the Maldives ? A long chain of 20 coral atolls comprising 1,192 islands . The largest and most developed island has long been adapted to life in the middle of the ocean , some small and cozy islands have the status of a private resort that has everything for a luxury holiday .
With its unique location in the warm equatorial waters and magnificent natural landscapes , the Maldives have proved that paradise idyll and comfortable coexistence of man and nature are possible even away from large continents. Despite a wealth of opportunities for the rest of the civilized luxury Maldives still manages to maintain a distinct culture , tradition and the pristine beauty of nature. Among the many islands there are uninhabited and untouched wilderness areas , crystal -clear underwater depths pose a variety of beautiful marine life and coral reefs.
The total area of ​​the state is 90 thousand km ², has a land area of 298 km ². Looking closely at the numbers , it becomes clear that all the attractions of the Maldives are related to water - a beach vacation, diving, boat trips . That is why the contemplative rest of the Maldives is ideal for those who are in a hurry and wants to spend time alone with nature , surrounding yourself with comfort and luxury. Maldives - a popular exotic destination which is famous among respectable people , honeymooners, couples and divers.






Another interesting aspect of Male’ are the names of houses. From names that pay tribute to island culture, like ‘Sea-Breeze’, and ‘Sunshine Lodge’, there are also slightly eccentric variations, like ‘Forget-Me-Not’, and ‘Always Happy House’. A quintessentially Maldivian feature, it provides an amusing accompaniment to a walk around Male’ and an insight into the mindsets of the Maldivian people.
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PostSubject: Re: Ocean city Maa-Lay) – the capital and largest city of the Republic of Maldives.    Sat Nov 16, 2013 8:32 pm




 The tsunami in the Maldives

The largest Indian Ocean tsunami happened December 26, 2004 . His cause was an earthquake off the coast of Sumatra, a magnitude 9.3 points . Wave height was 20 meters. On the day the tsunami affected Indonesia, Thailand , Sri Lanka , southern India, and its echoes were heard around the world. It is believed that the tsunami killed about 300,000 people. However, the Maldives suffered less likely, although there was declared emergency. This fact may be surprising the public , because the archipelago is located in the middle of the Indian Ocean, and a giant wave had to completely absorb the island. However, environmental services have given a logical explanation for this situation. The tsunami in the Maldives was, but it did not cause the same serious damage as in other countries in Southeast Asia.
 
The Maldives are atolls - islands , surrounded by a dense ring of coral reefs. This natural coastal ecosystem is a reliable protective barrier against tsunamis. If a great wave breaks with incredible force on the coastline of the mainland, it can cause tremendous harm to humans. However, coral reefs, blocking the island , take the main powerful blow wave. Accordingly to the coastline of the island comes a little water compared to places where there is no coral reefs. Experts say that the Maldives in 2004, survived thanks to the dense belt of coral reefs.
 
The consequences of the tsunami were not badly damaging - slightly affected communication, but the water flow was fast and did not exceed a height of over 1 meter. 19 hotels have suffered losses and were partially destroyed , killing 76 local citizens and tourists from the United Kingdom 3 . Male International Airport , located on the island of Hulhule , partly affected by the tsunami , but two days later reopened . After the tsunami was seen outbreaks or serious shortages of food and water . If you compare the detriment of other countries affected by the tsunami strongest in decades , the Maldives is not so bad escaped . Especially when you consider the geographic position of the ocean.
 
In Maldives, the earthquake and tsunami had never happened . The zone of high seismic activity is located near the island of Sumatra in Indonesia, which is also bordered by the Indian Ocean. Of course, this can cause high waves in the Maldives , but coral reefs are a reliable security system of islands. As history shows, the only major tsunami occurred in the archipelago in 2004, the history of the island nation.
 
For the sake of improving the safety of local residents and tourists in the Indian Ocean has recently been installed tsunami warning
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