Maldives

Maldives

The Maldives (officially the Republic of Maldives, Dhivehi ދިވެހިރާއްޖޭގެ ޖުމްހޫރިއްޔާ, Dhivehi Raajjeyge Jumhooriyyaa) are an Islamic island nation in the Indian Ocean west of Sri Lanka and consist of several atolls and 1,196 islands, of which inhabited 220 locals and 87 more used for tourism purposes , The country is also a founding member of SAARC's (South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation).