Maldive Ridge

The following article is from The Great Soviet Encyclopedia (1979). It might be outdated or ideologically biased.

Maldive Ridge

 

a submarine ridge in the northern part of the Indian Ocean. It extends from the western shore of the Hindustan Peninsula to the Arabian-Indian (or Carlsberg) Ridge. Length, about 3,000 km; width, 200-450 km; elevation, 2-5 km. The peaks of the Maldive Ridge rise above the water, forming coral islands (atolls)—the Laccadive Islands, Maldive Islands, and Chagos Archipelago.

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