What is the capital of the Maldives?
Malé is an island city located in the Indian Ocean, in the heart of the Maldives archipelago. With an area of only 5.8 km², it is one of the most densely populated capitals in the world, with over 160,000 inhabitants.
Malé is the political, economic and cultural center of the Maldives. The city is also known for its mosques, government buildings, bustling local markets, modern shopping malls, as well as its port, which is one of the major transportation hubs in the Maldives.
Due to its small size, Malé can be easily explored on foot or by bicycle, and is often the starting point for excursions to the many paradise islands of the Maldives.