The Seychelles archipelago has 115 granite and coral islands
, most of which are uninhabited, giving the adventurous traveller plenty to explore.
Maldives is a member of the Muslim World League and is formed of a group of coral islands
"about 1,190 islands, including 200 populated island".
The 1,000 coral islands
of the Maldives are a diver's paradise.
Gayoom, Asia's longest-serving president, has been praised for helping bring major development to the small nation of 1,190 coral islands
There is no denying the 1,192 coral islands
are a paradise.
Snorkelling sets an easy pace for you to get used to life on these coral islands
Craig Wilcox, a leading gerontologist, has spent years investigating longevity in the Okinawa region of Japan - a group of 161 coral islands
in the East China Sea, which is home to some of the longest living people on earth.
The site is an excellent example of a pristine coral reef with a spectacular 100-m perpendicular wall, extensive lagoons and two coral islands
," said a description on the Unesco website.
Project details : Maldives is a unique country with its population of just over 300,000 spread across some 1200 coral islands
, some hundreds of kilometres apart.
Ecologists are feverishly studying these phenomena; Kolbert follows them to fragmented tropical rainforests in Panama and Peru, caves of bats stricken with white-nose syndrome in New York and acidifying coral islands
on Australia's Great Barrier Reef.
China demanded to control South China Sea entirely, being a vital maritime crossroads for global trade, while Taiwan, Vietnam, Malaysia, Brunei and Philippines claim possessing a group of coral islands
rich in oil and mineral wealth, located in South China Sea.
ItOs one of a small number of coral islands
in the West Indies which makes it perfect for underwater adventures including scuba diving.