Republic of Maldives

The Smallest Country in Asia

Maldives

The island nation of Maldives is one of the smallest countries in the world! I chose this country because of the unique problems faced by Maldivians.

Brief Introduction to Maldives

The Republic Maldives is a collection of islands, or atolls, in the Indian Ocean. The total area of Maldives is 298 km2 which means it could fit into Canada approximately 35 505 times! As a small island nation, Maldivians rely heavily on tourism to support their economy and sees around 600 000 tourists each year. Want to know more? Scroll down for more information about this amazing country.

POPULATION: 341 356

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National Anthem

National Anthem of Maldives - "Qaumii Salaam" ("ޤައުމީ ސަލާމް")

Capital City: Malé