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    Malé is the capital and most populous city in the Republic of Maldives, a nation of islands in South Asia. With a population of about 133,000 in an area of 2.24 square miles (5.8 square km), it is the fifth most densely populated island on Earth. Since it has no surrounding countryside, all of Malé’s utilities are located in the city proper and sewage is pumped unprocessed into the sea.