Prayer times in Maldives
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Payer Times for Cities in Maldives
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The Maldives, officially the Republic of Maldives, is an archipelagic nation located in the Indian Ocean, southwest of Sri Lanka and India. Known for its low-lying islands and atolls, the Maldives is the lowest country on Earth with regard to average ground level. It consists of 26 atolls made up of more than 1,000 coral islands, yet only a few hundred are inhabited. Malé is the nation's capital and most populated city. With its cultural influences from Indian, Sri Lankan, Arab, and North African traders who had passed through and settled in the islands, Maldivian traditional culture is quite unique. The nation is primarily known for tourism, its principal economic activity, drawing in hundreds of thousands of visitors each year. Visitors are attracted by the country's luxurious resorts, white sandy beaches, vibrant marine life, and clear, warm waters perfect for scuba diving and snorkeling. The official language is Dhivehi, and Islam is the state religion. While the Maldives is a sought-after tropical paradise for travelers worldwide, it faces severe environmental challenges due to climate change, as rising sea levels pose a significant threat to these low-lying islands. The Maldivian government is actively involved in efforts for environmental preservation, including ambitious sustainable tourism practices.