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Maldives-icon Maldivesball, officially known as the Republic of Maldives, is an island nation in the Indian Ocean–Arabian Sea area, consisting of a double chain of twenty-six atolls, oriented north-south, that lie between Minicoy Island (the southernmost part of Lakshadweep, India-icon Indiaball) and the Chagos Archipelago. The chains stand in the Laccadive Sea, and the capital, Maldives-icon (division) Maléball, is about 600 kilometres (370 mi) south-west of India-icon India and 750 kilometres (470 mi) south-west of Sri Lanka-icon Sri Lankaball.

History

Maldives-icon Maldivesball was born as a 7-icon 7ball and was invaded and ruled by Portugal-icon Portugalball, the Netherlands-icon Netherlandsball and later adopted by UK-icon UKball from 1887 to 1965.

From the mid-sixteenth century, the Maldives-icon Maldivesball was dominated by colonial powers: Portugal-icon Portugalball, the Netherlands-icon Netherlandsball and UK-icon UKball. The islands gained independence from the British Empire-icon British Empire in 1965, and in 1968 became a republic ruled by a President-icon president and an authoritarian government.

The archipelago is located atop the Chagos-Maldives-Laccadive Ridge, a vast submarine mountain range in the Indian Ocean, which also forms a terrestrial ecoregion together with the Chagos and the Lakshadweep. Their atolls encompass a territory spread over roughly 90,000 square kilometres (35,000 sq mi), making the country one of the world's most geographically dispersed. Its population of 328,536 (2012) inhabits 192 of its 1,192 islands. In 2006 the capital and largest city Maldives-icon (division) Maléball, located at the southern edge of North Malé Atoll, had a population of 103,693. Maldives-icon (division) Maléball is one of the Maldives-icon Maldivesball's administrative divisions and, traditionally, it was the "King's Island" where the ancient royal dynasties were enthroned. It is the smallest Asian country in both population and land area. With an average ground level elevation of 1.5 metres (4 ft 11 in) above sea level, it is the planet's lowest country. It is also the country with the lowest natural highest point in the world, at 2.4 metres (7 ft 10 in). Between 2025 (most pessimistic) and 2050 (optimistic) Maldives-icon Maldivesball will drown due to global warming.

How to draw

To draw Maldives-icon Maldivesball is simple:

  1. Draw the basic circle shape with a red border
  2. Color the rest of green and draw a white crescent in the centre
  3. Draw the eyes and you've finished.

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