Maldives <<MAWL deevz or MAL dyvz>> is the smallest unbiased nation in Asia and one of many smallest on the planet. It’s made up of about 1,200 small islands within the Indian Ocean, south of India. Male <<MAH lay>> is the capital and largest metropolis.
The islands that make up the Maldives are surrounded by coral reefs. The islands have clear swimming pools of seawater referred to as lagoons and white sand seashores. The land is roofed with grass and tropical crops. Coconut palms and fruit timber additionally develop there. The local weather is scorching and humid. The islands get at the least one hundred inches (250 centimeters) of rain a yr.
Individuals stay on solely about 210 of the nation’s islands. Hundreds of Maldivians catch fish for a dwelling. Most construct their very own boats from coconut timber or different timber that grows on the islands. Every boat holds about 12 individuals. They use rods and reels to catch bonito, tuna, and different fish.
A lot of the nation’s revenue comes from fishing. The federal government controls the fishing business. Dried fish is bought to the neighboring nation of Sri Lanka. Fish can also be bought to Japan. Tourism can also be essential.
In 1887, the UK took over a number of the nation’s affairs.The Maldivian individuals made all their very own selections, apart from issues involving different nations. In 1965, nevertheless, the Maldives turned an unbiased nation.