Friday, February 3, 2012


While sandy beaches, crystal clear lagoons - unsurpassed anywhere.

Photo: Mohamed Fayaz

postmarked in 2003 with a Maldives 'Cardita clam Rf 10' stamp
- - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
The Maldives, officially Republic of Maldives is an island nation in the Indian Ocean.  Traditionally it was the King's Island where the ancient Maldive Royal dynasties were enthroned.

It is the smallest Asian country in both population (313,920 in 2010) and land area with an average ground level of 1.5 metres (4 ft 11 in) above sea level.  It is also the planet's lowest country.

1 comment:

Maldives Cruise said...

Hello all,

The Maldives are a series of ancient coral reefs that grew up around the sides of towering prehistoric volcanoes. These immense structures have long since sunk into the ocean, leaving behind coral islands of incredible natural beauty, now themselves being colonised by travellers seeking unbridled pampering. Thanks a lot...