Malé, being the capital and most populous city in the Republic of Maldives is an intriguing place. With a population of 153,379 and an area of 5.8 km2, the city is geographically located at the southern edge of North Malé Atoll (Kaafu Atoll). Superintedingly, the city consists of a central island, an airport island, and two other islands governed by the Malé City Council. Henceforth, drawing the best interests within the City LIVENESS, Male’ attracts anyone and everyone making itself the center of attention.
Traditionally it was the King’s Island, from where the ancient royal dynasties ruled and where the palace was located. The city was then called Mahal. Formerly it was a walled city surrounded by fortifications and gates (doroshi). The Royal Palace (Gan’duvaru) was destroyed along with the picturesque forts (kotte) and bastions (buruzu) when the city was remodeled under President Ibrahim Nasir’s rule in the aftermath of the abolition of the monarchy. However, the Malé Friday Mosque remains. In recent years, the island has been considerably expanded through land-filling operations.
Over the years, Malé has been the center of political protests and milestone events. Our capital city is full of liveliness where you can witness the hearts of city people encouraging to enjoy a vacation with a perks of unexpected surprises!!