| Ethnic Group
||: Dhivehi (official and national language), English is the Second language.
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| National Flower
||: The Pink Rose
| National Tree
||: Coconut Palm
| Major Industries
||: Tourism, Fishing and Shipping.
| Major Exports
|| : Tuna & Reef fish
| Major Imports
|| : MConsumer goods, capital goods and petroleum
|| : Consists of 1190 islands grouped into 26 natural atolls scattered over an area of
90,000 sq. km straddling the equator between latitudes 7°6” north and 0°42” south
and longitudes 72°32” and 73°46” east.
|| : Tropical, Average temp. 30 deg. C
With only two seasons – the South West Monsoon from May to November and
the North East Monsoon from December to April. While the South West
Monsoon tends to bring with it more rain normally in June and July, the North
East Monsoon is considered to be relatively rain-free.
||: Each Resort is a separate uninhabited island and the luxurious Resorts amongst
Resort Islands, are equipped with all modern conveniences, are the most sought after.
The activities such as lawn tennis, football, volleyball, billiards & etc.. are
available in most resorts in addition to a Water Sport Center including diving
facilities which is one of the most important facilities in any resort. Most Resorts
organise excursions to fishing villages and trips to Male for Shopping & etc.
Water Sports Adventure
||: The water sports adventures in Maldives is one of the main reason to make a
tour to this island of corals. Water-Sports is a prime attraction for the adventure
seeking tourists who love to indulge in water sports activities like surfing,
skiing, speed boating, Snorkeling and also diving.
||: Maldives is home to some of the most diverse marine fauna and flora in the world.
Tens of thousands of reefs, a thousand recorded species of fish, over two hundred
species of coral and hundreds more species of other marine life; no wonder many see
this as one of the greatest dive destinations on earth.
| Resort Entertainment
||: From resort to resort the entertainment in the evenings differs widely. Some
resorts provide a more club like atmosphere and may have a weekly program of
animation with professional entertainers. Almost all resorts offer disco and live music
either with their inhouse DJs and bands or visiting bands from Male’. Some resorts
include traditional dance and music in their entertainment programs.