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Spelling[edit]

Which one is the most preferred: Malé, Male' or Maale? —The preceding unsigned comment was added by Chanheigeorge (talkcontribs) 08:53, 30 November 2005.

written Malé, pronounced Maa-lé. --Oblivious 03:12, 2 December 2005 (UTC)
Every map I've checked has "Maale" or "Maale (Male)". --Connel MacKenzie - wikt 09:44, 25 December 2007 (UTC)
You're all wrong. The correct spelling is Male' with an apostrophe, since it's an abbreviation of the old official name Malei. Most tourists just use the term Malé as it hints at the correct pronounciation and avoids confusion with the English term male. CloutierFan02 (talk) 23:13, 19 March 2008 (UTC)
All Maldivian government and news websites use the spelling Male'. I suggest that this article is moved to this spelling. Bazonka (talk) 10:58, 14 February 2009 (UTC)
The abbreviation in Male' is used so since it is sometimes easier to type so than the latin é. The correct spelling is Malé. - ziansh | talk 10:31, 16 January 2011 (UTC)

Size[edit]

How big is the island? Morganfitzp 03:49, 26 July 2006 (UTC)

Looks rather small. According to this website:
Male, the "capital island", is only 1.7 x 1.0 km in size. ♠ SG →Talk 04:13, 26 July 2006 (UTC)
Yeah it is very small and yet the place is full of Honda Wave Motorcycles, cars and of course 100,000+ people. Sweet eh? --Oblivious 13:37, 26 July 2006 (UTC)
192 Hectares according to the map on the Hulhumalé page. N2e (talk) 14:20, 28 January 2008 (UTC)
The island of Male' is 195.2 hectares, or 0.75 sq miles, or 482 acres. This makes it slightly larger than Monaco, and just over half the size of Central Park in New York. The city as a whole is 579.8 hectares=1432 acres, or about half the size of Pelham Bay Park in Bronx, New York.Avman89 (talk) 08:03, 22 June 2009 (UTC)

Growth for an expanding population[edit]

I think it may be time to expand the article to include encyclopedic text which briefly describes the growth project of the President Gayoom: Hulhumalé. As the article stands right now, there is a See Also link to Hulhumalé, but no contextual description that might lead the reader to choose to link there. There is a well-documented news story on this at [1]. N2e (talk) 14:20, 28 January 2008 (UTC)

Effects of Tsunami[edit]

The current text says:

"Malé was struck by tsunami that followed the Indian Ocean earthquake on December 26, 2004, which swept across the western coast of Sumatra and flooded two-thirds of the city with its waves. The earthquake and subsequent tsunamis reportedly killed over 220,000 people around the rim of the Indian Ocean."

However, it basically only says that Male was struck, but all other data is general. I'm gonna remove it, since it although I believe some information about the tsunami's effect should be in (preferably in a seperate section), what's in now is useless info. Jalwikip (talk) 10:14, 4 September 2008 (UTC)

What Article[edit]

Is this article about the island of Malé (1.952 km², pop. 92,555) or about the city of Malé (5.798 km², pop. 103,693, including the islands of Villingili, Hulhumalé und Hulhulé)? Different parts of the article suggest one or another, it's not consistent. The area relates to the island, the population to the whole city. I think the article should be about the whole city. Within the article, the island of Malé can be treated in a paragraph or a few lines, I don't think it needs its own article, does it? I'll try to work the article over.--Ratzer (talk) 04:33, 5 May 2009 (UTC)