The Maldives

The Maldives

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The Maldives by Mind Map: The Maldives

1. Clustered in INDIAN OCEAN

2. They are made up of a series of atolls (ring-shaped islands from coral)

3. Temperatures range from 81 to 84 degrees

4. It is the lowest-lying country in the world (1.3 m above the sea level)

5. Around 427,756 inhabitants

6. Malé is the capital and the most populated city, traditionally called the "King's Island" for its central location.

7. It is a member of the United Nations

8. Maldives has an upper middle income economy.

9. Fishing has historically been the dominant economic activity, and remains the largest sector by far, followed by the rapidly growing tourism industry.

10. Maldives is rated "high" on the Human Development Index

11. The Maldives was a Commonwealth republic from July 1982 until its withdrawal from the Commonwealth in October 2016 in protest of international criticism of its records in relation to corruption and human rights.