Male, the capitol of Maldives, population 85,000

Male, the capitol of the Maldives island chain, has a maximum elevation of only 8 feet (2.4 meters), any rise in sea level is likely to engulf currently inhabited ground. In response to this impending threat, the city has built a seawall around the capital. (courtesy National Geographic) . . . . . . . . . . Maldives capitol Male.jpg


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