About the Maldives
The Maldives is located in the Indian Ocean, southwest of the tip of India.
Maldives is made up of 26 atolls that include a total of 1,190 small coral islands that cover a total of 298 sq km. Out of these, 200 are inhabited. The largest city in the Maldives is also the capital, Male’, which contains almost a third of the country’s population.
The current total population of the Maldives is 379,174 (July 2008) . The national currency is the Rufiyaa, with 15.42 Rufiyaa being equal to US$1 The main sectors of the Maldivian economy are Fishing, Tourism and Shipping.