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Republic of Maldives
The Maldives (/ˈmɔːldvs/US: /ˈmɔːldvz/ (About this soundlisten)Dhivehiދިވެހިރާއްޖެ Dhivehi Raajje), officially the Republic of Maldives, is a small island nation in South Asia, located in the Arabian Sea of the Indian Ocean. It lies southwest of Sri Lanka and India, about 1,000 kilometres (620 mi) from the Asian continent. The Maldives (/ˈmɔːldvs/US/ˈmɔːldvz/ (About this soundlisten)Dhivehiދިވެހިރާއްޖެ Dhivehi Raajje), officially the Republic of Maldives, is a small island nation in South Asia, located in the Arabian Sea of the Indian Ocean. It lies southwest of Sri Lanka and India, about 1,000 kilometres (620 mi) from the Asian continent.
The Maldives is a founding member of the South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation (SAARC). It is also a member of the United Nations, the Organisation of Islamic Cooperation, and the Non-Aligned Movement. The World Bank classifies the Maldives as having an upper middle income economy. Fishing has historically been the dominant economic activity, and remains the largest sector by far, followed by the rapidly growing tourism industry. Maldives is rated "high" on the Human Development Index, with its per capita income significantly higher than other SAARC nations.
The Maldives was a member of the Commonwealth from July 1982 until its withdrawal from the organisation in October 2016 in protest at allegations by the other nations of its human rights abuses and failing democracy.

Capital
Malé
Square
300.0
Population
395,650
Languages
Divehi, English
Currency
MVR
Continent
Asia
Minister of Agriculture
   Ministry of Fisheries, Marine Resources and Agriculture Zaha Waheed
Link to the Website of the Ministry
   https://www.fishagri.gov.mv/