The Maldives are an archipelago of 1,192 coral islands gathered into 26 coral atolls (200 possessed islands, in addition to 80 islands with vacationer resorts) in the Indian Ocean. They lie south-southwest of India and are viewed as a major aspect of Southern Asia.Maldives was generally obscure to sightseers until the mid 1970s. Only 185 of the islands are home to its 300,000 occupants. Different islands are utilized altogether for monetary capacities, of that travel industry and farming are predominant. The travel industry represents 28% of the GDP. Over 90% of the state government pay originates from import obligations and the travel industry related assessments.