Malé – The Capital

Malé with a population of about 150,000 is the commercial and political hub of the Maldives. It is home to all government ministries and departments, all of the larger companies, banks, communications and the key institutions that control the nation’s economic and social life.

Malé, the capital city of the Maldives, consists of five districts or wards; four on the island of Male’, a fifth on Vilingili, the island to the west of Male’, just 10 minutes away by boat. The Male’ International Airport is on Hulhule Island, a couple of miles to the north east of Malé.