by Wesley Kawato
If you look at a globe you could easily miss the Maldive Islands. They are so small that maps often don’t include them. This former British protectorate is located in the Indian Ocean, just south of Sri Lanka and southern India. The Republic of the Maldives includes a grouping of 1200 islands with a total land area of 300 square kilometers. Only about 440,000 people live on these islands, making the Maldives one of the smallest countries in the world.
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