Maldives are located in the Indian Ocean. It lies southwest of India and SriLanka. The average ground-level elevation of 1.5 metres (4 ft 11 in) above sea level. Hence, it is the world’s lowest country.
Maldives pledged in 2009 to become a carbon-neutral country by 2019. The usage of plastic bags in Maldives is abundant. Degradable products are endorsed for usage of people by government.
Once there was also a small Tamil population known as the Giraavaru people. They called the island as Garland Island, still more Tamil words are used. And have now been almost completely absorbed into the larger Maldivian society. But were once native to the island of Giraavaru (Kaafu Atoll). It was evacuated in 1968 due to heavy erosion of the island.
The largest island in the country is only 6 km long which is too much smaller than a metropolitan city. There are approximately 1200 islands. Around 800 of them are still uninhabited, 200 islands are populated. Remaining are about 110 host Hotels and Resorts. The rest of the islands are used for airports, agriculture, picnics, governmental or other industrial activities.
Maldives are likely to be the reminiscence of a chain of sunken volcanoes formed around 60 millions of years ago.
The Planktons making the beach glittering in the dark. VAADHOO ISLAND, MALDIVES – Bioluminescence from glowing plankton in the tide line wash onto the beach, with stars above and a ships lights on the horizon in the Indian Ocean on Vaadhoo Island, Raa Atoll, Maldives. Microscopic organism reacted with oxygen in the water to produce light. This natural wonder is hardly ever seen on the shoreline. Although this phenomenon is rare, it is more commonly seen in the open sea by the wake of ships stirring up the oxygen in the sea, which causes the special bio-luminescent bacteria to glow.