Maldives islands, the Heaven of a Tourist, is a group of islands on the Indian Ocean, near to Laskshadweep islands of India and Sri Lanka. Maldives is a Presidential republic and is the smallest country in Asia in terms of population and area. Male is the Capital city.
1200 low-lying coral islands, which are all very small, lying in the Indian Ocean are collectively known as Maldives. Only 198 islands are occupied. It has got a population of around 3 lack people. Other islands are used mainly for tourism. Many islands have population of less than 200 people!
Around 28 % of The Gross Domestic Product is from Tourism. Maldives is famous for its blue ocean and white beaches and is ranked as the best recreational diving destinations in the world. Around a million tourists visit Maldives every year and the number is increasing exponentially over the years.
Agriculture is the other economic activity in Maldives.
Maldives islands are well known for the coral life in the islands. Whales, Dolphins, Sea turtles, etc, are found in large numbers.
There are Four international and Three domestic airports in Maldives. There is no railway system in Maldives. There are many ports, harbors jetties in Maldives. Paved Roads are very few; 80 to 90 Kilometers in total!