Transport in the Maldives

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Dhonis are major way of transportation.

Transport in the Maldives includes, road, water and air.


All roads in the capital city of Malé are paved with concrete cobblestones. 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[edit]

Gan, Malé, is the local port authority.

Merchant marine[edit]


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

Ship types[edit]

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

Foreign registry[edit]

As of 2005 2 ships were registered in Panama.


The archipelago had 11 airports as of 2016. 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) as of 2005.

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