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Here under Maldives, you will find travel information classified by city or region of Maldives, as well as general information.
The Republic of Maldives is an island nation made of a series of atolls in the Indian Ocean.
The population of the Maldives is 350,000; its land area 115 square miles (the size of Malta, or almost twice the size of Washington DC).
Already in ca 2,000 B.C., the Maldives were on some maritime trading routes of early sailors to Egyptian, Mesopotamian, and Indus Valley areas.
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Tourism is the country's largest income source, representing 20% percent of the GDP. In turn, traditional cottage industries such as mat weaving, lacquer work, handicraft or coir rope making are reviving.
The Maldives have 26 atolls (half submerged remains of ancient volcanic rims). The Maldives have the record of the flattest country in the world, with a maximum altitude of only 7 feet.
The main religion of the Maldives is Islam.
The white breasted water hen or Amaurornis phoenicurus maldivus live in the dense vegetation of the islands. It is one of many endemic bird subspecies. Travel to the Maldives offer many natural attractions, but the main one are the unspoilt beaches and warm climate.
Maldives Tourism Promotion Board official website