Ancient island empires ruled the land and set up grand palaces here, which were later destroyed in the late 20th Century. The actual city of Male began as a Portuguese trading post in the 16th Century.
Today, Male is known as the center of Maldivian culture and economy, its island beauty, beaches, clear waters, luxury hotels and resorts, tourism, outdoor markets, and crowded, relaxed atmosphere.
People Born in Male
Male in People's Lives
Brooklyn Decker: I traveled here for a photoshoot with Sports Illustrated in 2010, to be on the cover. It was like a dream come true.