Transport in the Maldives

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Dhonis are major way of transportation.

Transport in the Maldives includes, road (magu), water and air. The country has no railways.[1][2]


The majority of roads in the capital city of Malé are paved with concrete cobblestones and some roads are paved with tarmac. Many of the roads in Addu city are paved with tarmac. A small highway in Addu is called "the link road". A causeway connects three islands.[What are their names?]

Ports and harbours[edit]

Gan (Addu Atoll), Malé, are the local port authority.

Merchant marine[edit]


16 ships (1,000 GT or over) total 66 804 GT/84,615 tonnes deadweight (DWT).

Ship types[edit]

As of 2005 ships number 12 cargo, 1 passenger/cargo, 2 petroleum tanker and 1 refrigerated cargo 1,

Foreign registry[edit]

As of 2005 2 ships were registered in Panama.


The archipelago has 18 airports. Two had paved runways. One stretched over 10,000 ft (3,000 m). Another was in the range 8,000 to 9,999 ft (2,438 to 3,048 m). Three airports had unpaved runways of 3,000 to 4,999 ft (914 to 1,524 m). Five of the 18 airports schedule international flights.

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "Train in Maldives". Lonely Planet. Retrieved 2022-01-13.
  2. ^ "Republic of Maldives". Background Notes. United States Department of State Office of Media Services. September 1971. The Maldives has no railways and no highways.

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