Maldives

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Maldives on World Map

Continent – Asia

Region – Southern

Size – 298 km²

Geography – flat with sandy beaches

Language – Dhivehi (official), English

Religion – Muslim 100% (official)

Monetary Unit – Maldivian rufiyaa

Natural Resources – fish

Agriculture – coconuts, corn, sweet potatoes; fish

Industry – tourism, fish processing, shipping, boat building, coconut processing, woven mats, rope, handicrafts, coral and sand mining

Map of Maldives

Neighbouring Countries – None

Population –  393,595 (2014 estimate)

Population Growth Rate – -0.09%

Average Life Expectancy – 75.15

Capital City – Male (156,000)

Highest Mountain – No mountains

Longest River – No rivers

Climate – tropical – 28°C – 33°C all year

Yearly Rainfall – 160 cm (approx) mostly June to December

Plant Life – scrub, Coconut, breadfruit, plantain, papaya, mango, banyan

Animal Life – rats, rabbits, flying foxes

Bird Life – ducks, bitterns, crows, curlews, snipes, sea birds

Fish Life – crabs, crustaceans, turtles, sea fish, sharks, swordfish, porpoises

 

Harvard Reference for this page:

Heather Y Wheeler. (2015). Maldives. Available: http://www.naturalhistoryonthenet.com/Facts_Figures/Country_Facts/maldives.htm. Last accessed Tuesday, July 19, 2016

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