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The Maldives has been identified by the Small Island Developing States as one of the first island nations to be hit by the devastating effects of climate change.3 The Maldives will require aid and assistance from the international community in order to help mitigate the effects.4 Currently, there are large gaps in policies regarding national climate change policies.5 There is also a reported need for coordination between government agencies.6

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Maldives News

TTR Weekly 
MALDIVES, 24 March 2017: Centara Grand Island Resort & Spa Maldives won two prestigious awards, the 'Leading All Inclusive Resort' from South Asian Travel Awards 2016 and the 'Guest Review Award 2016' from, one of the largest global ... See more..
Architectural Digest 
No place ticks all the boxes of a perfect exotic island vacation quite like the Maldives, the archipelago of some 1,200 tiny coral outcroppings in the Indian Ocean, a few hundred miles southwest of India and Sri Lanka. Here, not far from the equator ... See more..
New Scientist 
The Maldives government has decided not to abandon the sinking country and instead vowed to build new islands to keep the country – and economy – afloat. See more..
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Hindustan Times 
TV actor Nia Sharma, of Jamaai Raja fame, is having the time of her life in Maldives and making her fans and followers jealous on Instagram. Check out these pictures. tv Updated: Mar 22, 2017 16:38 IST. HT Correspondent Hindustan Times ... See more..
Deutsche Welle 
Travel. Holiday greetings from the Maldives. Sun, sandy beaches, sea, rest and relaxation: globetrotter Steve Hänisch and his traveling companion Kristin Addis enjoy themselves in the Maldives, and present the best moments of their trip. See more..
EMTV Online 
In 2015, Maldives celebrated 50 years as an independent nation. But its history is thousands of years old. The islands were settled by various peoples, and over centuries, the local culture was influenced by the Indians, Chinese and Arabs who ... See more..
Financial Times 
But the opposition pointed to disquiet over alleged plans by Abdulla Yameen, the Maldives' president, to sell off a chain of islands and lagoons to the powerful son of King Salman, Mohammed bin Salman, Saudi Arabia's defence minister and deputy crown ... See more..
The Star Online 
Malé (Maldives) (AFP) - The Saudi king has cancelled a scheduled visit to the politically-troubled atoll nation of the Maldives because of an outbreak of swine flu in its capital, the government in Male announced Friday. The Maldives was to be the ... See more..
The Guardian 
When Mohamed Nasheed, the young, first democratically elected president of the Maldives, said in 2008 that he was seeking to buy a new homeland to save his people from being inundated by rising sea levels, it made the country of 1,200 coral islands the ... See more..
The Nation 
“It is another year of honour for Centara Grand Island Resort & Spa Maldives to be recognised as an impressive holiday destination. Receiving these awards from prominent travel institutions has given our team a very meaningful morale boost and ... See more..
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Southern Asia, group of atolls in the Indian Ocean, south-southwest of India

Total 298 sq km
Land 298 sq km
Water 0 sq km


tropical; hot, humid; dry, northeast monsoon (November to March); rainy, southwest monsoon (June to August) ;
Natural Resources

fish ;
Natural Hazards

tsunamis; low elevation of islands makes them sensitive to sea level rise
Current Environmental Issues

depletion of freshwater aquifers threatens water supplies; global warming and sea level rise; coral reef bleaching ;


393,988 (July 2013 est.)
Ethnic Groups


Tourism, Maldives' largest economic activity, accounts for 28% of GDP and more than 60% of foreign exchange receipts. Fishing is the second leading sector, but the fish catch has dropped sharply in recent years. Agriculture and manufacturing continue to play a lesser role in the economy, constrained by the limited availability of cultivable land and the shortage of domestic labor. Lower than expected tourist arrivals and fish exports, combined with high government spending on social needs, subsidies, and civil servant salaries contributed to a balance of payments crisis, which was temporarily eased with a $79.3 million IMF Stand-By agreement. However, ...See More after the first two disbursements, the IMF withheld subsequent disbursements due to concerns over Maldives' growing budget deficit, and the government has been seeking other sources of budgetary support ever since. A new Goods and Services Tax (GST) on tourism introduced in January 2011, on general goods and services in October 2011, and a new Business Profit Tax introduced in July 2011 have provided a boost to revenue. Economic growth slowed to 3.4% of GDP in 2012, compared to 7.0% in 2011 because of slower tourist arrivals and weak global conditions. Diversifying the economy beyond tourism and fishing, reforming public finance, increasing employment opportunities, and combating corruption, cronyism, and a growing drug problem are major near-term challenges facing the government. Gross foreign reserves at the end of November 2012 were approximately $356 million, compared with $326 million in 2011, and were sufficient to finance only 2.6 months of imports. Over the longer term Maldivian authorities worry about the impact of erosion and possible global warming on their low-lying country; 80% of the area is 1 meter or less above sea level. Show Less ;
GDP Purchasing Power Parity

$3.106 billion (2012 est.); $3.001 billion (2011 est.); $2.803 billion (2010 est.)
Agriculture Products

coconuts, corn, sweet potatoes; fish

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