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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]


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 3 islands.

Ports and harbors

Gan, Malé, is the local port authority.

Merchant marine


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

Ship types

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

Foreign registry

As of 2005 2 ships were registered in Panama.


The archipelago had 11 airports. Two had paved runways. One stretched over 10,000 ft (3,000 m). Another covered 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).

See also


  1. ^ "Train in Maldives". Lonely Planet. Retrieved 2022-01-13.((cite web)): CS1 maint: url-status (link)
  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.