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How many atolls make up the Maldives?

The Maldives are made up of 26 atolls. Just as the early history of Maldives is obscured in mystery, so is the exact number of islands in the archipelago. The British Admira (MORE)

What is the difference between an atoll and a high island?

There are a great variety of differences between atolls and high islands, these include how they were formed, the soil quality, population and what they look like. An atoll is (MORE)

Bikini atoll where the US tested nuclear weapons is located in which country?

Bikini and Eniwetok atolls are US protectorates in the Marshal Islands of the pacific. They are considered legally US property.
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What is the biggest atoll?

  In most cases, the land area of an atoll is very small in comparison to the total area. Lifou (land area 1146 km²) is the largest raised coral atoll of the world. Lif (MORE)

How is a coral Atoll formed?

A volcanic island or underwater mountain forms via volcanic activity. This allows a surface near the water surface for corals to attach too. The corals form a ring around the (MORE)
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Is Kure Atoll extinct?

No, Kure still keeps its head above water, and no, it has had no volcanic activity for thousands of years.
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Where is the Kwajalein Atoll located?

Kwajalein Atoll is located in the Pacific Ocean approx. 2,100 miles southwest of Hawaii. This is the biggest coral atoll in the world and the Kwajalein Atoll is part of the M (MORE)