The Maldives comprises of 1,192 coral islands gathered in a twofold chain of 26 atolls, along the north-south heading, spread over around 90,000 square kilometers (35,000 sq mi), making this one of the world's most scattered nations. It lies between scopes 1°S and 8°N, and longitudes 72° and 74°E. The atolls are made out of live coral reefs and sand bars, arranged on a submarine edge 960 kilometers (600 mi) long that ascents suddenly from the profundities of the Indian Ocean and runs north to south.
Just close to the southern end of this regular coral blockades do two open sections allow safe ship route from one sides with against the Indian Ocean to the next through the regional waters of Maldives. For authoritative purposes the Maldivian government sorted out these atolls into twenty one regulatory divisions. The biggest island of Maldives is Gan, which has a place with Laamu Atoll or Hahdhummathi Maldives. In Addu Atoll the westernmost islands are associated by streets over the reef (by and large called Link Road) and the aggregate length of the street are14 kms (9 mi).
Maldives is the most reduced nation on the planet, with greatest and normal regular ground levels of just 2.4 meters (7 ft 10 in) and 1.5 meters (4 ft 11 in) above ocean level, individually. In territories where development exists, be that as it may, this has been expanded on a few meters. More than 80 for every penny of the nation's property are made out of coral islands which rise short of what one meter above ocean level. Subsequently, the Maldives is at high danger of being submerged because of rising ocean levels. The UN's natural board has cautioned that, at flow rates, ocean level ascent would be sufficiently high to make the Maldives dreadful by 2100.