PRESENTATION OF

THE REPUBLIC OF MALDIVES



By: Lt. Ismaeel Shafeeq
INTRODUCTION
Welcome to the Maldives, where sands are white as the smiles of
the locals, where fish swim happily in the warm waters of the
I ndian Ocean, where the weather is a dream, and Maldives
welcomed lost travelers. Still welcoming, these shores remain,
providing a tranquil haven the deep rays of the sun wait to engulf
you their arms. I n ancient times, the shores of the for visitors.






欢迎来到马尔代夫,那里的沙滩是白色的笑容的当地人,鱼游在印度洋的温暖水域
,那里的天气是一个梦想,马尔代夫欢迎丢失的旅客高兴地。





MALDIVES
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• 300 miles South west of southern tip of I ndia, on the
equator.
Where Is Maldives?
• An archipelago of 26 natural atolls.
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THE COUNTRY
STRETCHES 823 KM
NORTH TO SOUTH
AND 130 KM EAST TO
WEST.
THE SEA COVERS
98% OF THE
MALDI VES.
THERE ARE 1192
I SOLATED I SLANDS
WI TH RI NG SHAPED
CORAL REEF EN-
CI RCLI NG A LAGOON.
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NATI ONAL FLAG
RED BORDER SYMBOLI ZES THE BLOOD OF THE
NATI ONAL HEROES WHO SACRI FI ED THEI R LI VES
FOR THE I NDEPENDENCE AND THE SOVEREI GNTY
OF THE NATI ON.
GREEN RECTANGLE DENOTES LI FE, PROGRESS
AND PROSPERI TY.
WHI TE CRESENT REPRESENTS THE I SLAMI C
FAI TH OF THE NATI ON.
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NATIONAL EMBLEM
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NATIONAL FLOWER
NATI ONAL TREE
LI VI NG I N THE I SLANDS AS FAR BACK AS 3000 YEARS
AGO.
I SLANDS WERE FI RST SETTLED BY ARYAN OR
DRAVI DI AN.
THE I SLANDS WERE I NHABI TED AS EARLY AS 2000
BC.
FOR A PERI OD OF 15 YEARS OF PORTUGUESE RULE
I N 16TH CENTURY.
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FI RST CONSTI TUTI ON I N 1932.

FI RST REPUBLI C ANNOUNCED ON 1953.

BECAME I NDEPENDENT ON 26
TH
J ULY 1965

BECAME A MEMBER OF UN ON 21
ST
SEP 1965

SECOND REPUBLI C ANNOUNCED ON 1968
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FIRST PRESIDENT OF THE MALDIVES
AL AMEER MOHAMED AMIN DIDI
SECOND PRESIDENT
MR IBRAHIM NASIR
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THIRD PRESIDEND OF
MALDIVES
HE.MAUMOON A.GAYOOM
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SINCE 1978 TO 2008

HE MOHAMED NASHEED
PRESIDENT OF THE REPUBLIC OF MALDIVES
HE. DR. MOHAMED WAHEED HASSAN MANIK.
CONSI STS OF;

1.TOURI SM I NDUSTRY

2.FI SHI NG I NDUSTRY.

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FI SHI NG I NDUSTRY
~ ABOUT 22.4% OF THE TOTAL LABOUR.
~ FI SHI NG I S THE MAI N EXPORT OF THE COUNTRY.
~ POLE LI NE FI SHI NG.
~ LI NE FI SHI NG
~ FI SHI NG I S THE LI FEBLOOD OF OUR NATI ON.
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TOURI SM I NDUSTRY
@ GDP OVER 3000 U.S . DOLLARS PER PERSON
@ OVER 88 TOURI ST RESORTS I N THE MALDI VES
@ OVER 1.5 MI LLI ON TOURI STS ARRI VES EACH YEAR
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CURRENCY

1 US DOLLAR = 12.42 MALDI VI AN RUFI YAA.


1 YUAN = 2.40 MALDI VI AN RUFI YAA.

Under water beauty of the Maldives
UNDER WATER MARRI GE
UNDER WATER BEDROOM
• OFFERS REGULAR SCHEDULED & CHARTERED
FLIGHTS FROM ALL CONTINENTS
• THE INTERNATIONAL AIRPORTS IS
LOCATED AT HULHULE’ AND S.GAN(SOUTH) -
THE GATEWAY TO THE REST OF THE WORLD
• HAS 8 DOMESTIC AIRPORTS FOR INTERNAL
TRANSPORTATIONS
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MODES OF TRANSPORT INCLUDES:-
 BOATS, SPEED BOATS
 SEAPLANES
 AIRPLANES
LAND TRANSPORTS BY BUSES.









¤ ISLAM IS THE RELIGION OF THE STATE.
¤ THE LAW IS BASED ON THE ISLAMIC SHARIA.
¤ EARLY TRADERS FOUND BUDDHIST CUSTOMS AND
PRACTICES.
¤ THE CONVERSION TO ISLAM IN 1153 AD.
¤ 100% SUNNI MUSLIM COUNTRY.
¤ ISLAM IS THE BACKBONE OF THE SOCIETY.
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4“ DHIVEHI” IS THE NATIONAL LANGUAGE
4THAANA – PRESENT DAY SCRIPT CONSISTING OF 38
LETTERS AND 11 VOWELS
4MIXTURE OF SINHALA , ARABIC, URUDU AND SOME
ENGLISH WORDS.
4THAANA IS WRITTEN FROM RIGHT TO LEFT,
PROBABLY TO ACCOMMODATE MANY ARABIC
WORDS.
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© STUDENTS TRAVEL ABROAD FOR HIGHER
EDUCATION.
© THE MALDIVES' GOVERNMENT MAINTAINED
EDUCATION AS A PRIORITY.
© LITERACY RATE 99.9% ( 2010 ) SENSUS
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m REFLECTS THE TRADITION OF STRONG FAMILY TIES
mTHE FAMILY UNITY IS STRONG
mTOLERANT AND RESPECTFUL OF EACH OTHER AND
OF VISITORS TO THE COUNTRY
mPOPULATION OVER 350,000 IN YEAR. 2010 ( SENSUS)
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´ It is always Sunny and Warm
´ 2 Monsoons: South-West; May-November
North-East; December-April
´ Annual Rainfall is 2137 mm
´ Maximum Temperature is 32º Celsius
´ Minimum Temperature is 28º Celsius
´ Average Daytime is 12 Hours

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DEPOLAMETI C RELATI ONS
CHINA AND MALDIVES
AGREEMENTS
Maldives has signed several bilateral agreements and
Memorandum of understanding with China.




ASSISTANCE
TOURI SM
CAPITAL CITY MALE’
THANK YOU

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