Estimate population 394,460 - Capital City: Male
Beautiful Maldives is a chain of almost 1,200 small enchanting coral islands in the Indian Ocean. Tourism generates significant revenue which is not surprising when you look at the lush land vegetation and fish and turtles which thrive in the ocean. Divehi, is the official language but Arabic, Hindi, and English are also spoken. Maldives' monetary unit is 1 Maldivian rufiyaa = 100 laari.