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Transport in the Maldives

Dhonis are major way of transportation.

Information on transport in the Maldives.


  • Railways 1
  • Highways 2
    • total 2.1
    • paved 2.2
    • unpaved 2.3
  • Ports and harbors 3
  • Merchant marine 4
    • total 4.1
    • ships by type 4.2
    • registered in other countries 4.3
  • Airports 5
    • Airports with paved runways 5.1
    • Airports with unpaved runways 5.2
  • See also 6


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NA km


NA km


NA km; note - Malé has 9.6 km of coral highways within the city (1988 est.)

Ports and harbors

Gan, Malé, see Maldives Ports Limited, the local port authority.

Merchant marine


16 ships (1,000 GRT or over) totaling 66 804 GRT/84,615 tonnes deadweight (DWT)

ships by type

cargo 12, passenger/cargo 1, petroleum tanker 2, refrigerated cargo 1 (2005),

registered in other countries

2 (Panama 2) (2005)


5 (2005)

Airports with paved runways



over 10,000 ft (3,048 m)


8,000 to 9,999 ft (2,438 to 3,047 m)

1 (2005)

Airports with unpaved runways



3,000 to 4,999 ft (914 to 1,523 m)

3 (2005)

See also

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