Fishing has historically been the dominant economic activity, and remains the largest sector by far, followed by the rapidly growing tourism industry.
Travelling solo is great for getting that all important ‘me' time and taking time to reflect on the hustle and bustle of day to day life.
In the Malabar language nale means four and diva island.
So that in that language the word signifies "four islands," while we, corrupting the name, call it Maldiva." The first Maldivians did not leave any archaeological artifacts.
), is a South Asian island country, located in the Indian Ocean, situated in the Arabian Sea. The chain of 26 atolls stretches from Ihavandhippolhu Atoll in the north to the Addu City in the south.
Comprising a territory spanning roughly 298 square kilometres (115 sq mi), the Maldives is one of the world's most geographically dispersed countries, as well as the smallest Asian country by both land area and population, with around 427,756 inhabitants.
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