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Maldives Introduction

        Maldives is the smallest independent country in Asia and one of the smallest in the world. It consists of about 1,000 small coral islands that form a chain 764 kilometres long and 129 kilometres wide in the Indian Ocean.
  The northern tip of the Maldives is about 600 kilometres south of India. These tropical islands cover a total of only 298 square kilometres. Fishing and tourism are the country's leading economic activities.

A Short Background

The Maldives were long a sultanate, first under Dutch and then under British protection. They became a republic in 1968, three years after independence. Tourism and fishing are being developed on the archipelago.

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Topography of Maldives - Read more about the geography and topography of Maldives

History of Maldives - Presents a detailed historical background and culture of Maldives

Life & People of Maldives - Study the characteristics, background, and details on the people of Maldives

Local Cuisine of Maldives - Find out delicious local cuisines of Maldives

Holidays in Maldives - Check out a list of the local holidays in Maldives

Festivals in Maldives - Learn about the festivals in Maldives

Embassies of Maldives - Provides an Embassy database for Maldives

Administration facts of Maldives - Learn about the governmental administration facts of Maldives

Newstands in Maldives - Browse through a collection of local online newspapers of Maldives

Attractions in Maldives - Discover the best places to visit, sight seeing, and tourist attractions in Maldives

Maps of Maldives - Discover a detailed map of Maldives

Map Database of Maldives - Browse a large collection of city, country, historical, political, thematic, and shaded relief maps of Maldives

Flags of Maldives - Uncover the flag images and description of the flag of Maldives. Includes historical flags, symbols, and related information

Weather for cities of Maldives - Browse weather forecast, hourly conditions, temperature, sunrise, sunset, and other weather related reports for the cities of Maldives

Shopping in Maldives - Find out the best places for shopping in Maldives

Restaurants in Maldives - Browse a list of eat-outs in Maldives

Geography of Maldives - Highlights the location, map references, area, land boundaries, climate, natural resources, land use, natural hazards, environment, and geography of Maldives

People of Maldives - Learn about the population, age structure, birth and death rate, sex ratio, nationality, ethnic groups, religions, languages, and literacy in Maldives

Government and Politics in Maldives - Profiles the country name, government type, administrative divisions, independence, national holiday, constitution, legal system, suffrage, executive, legislative, and judicial branches, political parties and leaders, and a flag description of Maldives.

Economy of Maldives - Study the GDP, growth rate, per capita, inflation, labor, budget, industries, exports, imports, currency, exchange rates, and economy of Maldives

Communications in Maldives - Browse statistics on telephones, mobile and cellular lines in use, radio broadcast stations, televisions, internet country code, ISP's, internet users, and facts on communications in Maldives

Transportation in Maldives - Offers statistical details on the railways, highways, waterways, ports & harbors, airports, and other facts on transportation in Maldives

Military of Maldives - Provides statistics on military branches, army, air force, navy, manpower, military service, expenditure, and facts on military in Maldives

Transnational Issues of Maldives - Explore international disputes and transnational issues of Maldives


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