Malé (pronounced Mali) is the capital and most populous city in the Republic of Maldives. With a population of 133,412 and an area of 5.8 square kilometres (2.2 sq mi), it is also one of the most densely populated cities in the world. The city is geographically located at the southern edge of North Malé Atoll (Kaafu Atoll). Administratively, the city consists of a central island, an airport island, and two other islands governed by the Malé City Council.
|Geographic atoll||North Male Atoll|
|• Council||Malé City Council|
|• Mayor||Mohammed Shihab|
|• Total||5.8 km2 (2.2 sq mi)|
|Elevation||2.4 m (7.9 ft)|
|• Density||23,002/km2 (59,570/sq mi)|
|Time zone||MVT (UTC+05:00)|