The Republic of the Maldives is part of Southern Asia and consists of a group of small islands or atolls in the Indian Ocean. The island nation is located south-southwest of India, and it is situated at the geographic coordinates of 3 15 degrees North and 73 00 degrees East.
The Republic of the Maldives has a total land area of 185.169 square miles, which is around 1.7 times larger than Washington, D.C. The country has 400.163 square miles of coastline, and it does not share a border with any other nation. The climate on the Maldives is humid and tropical, and monsoons often occur between the months of November and March, and June and August.