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Maldives

Geography Project
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Klare Geiger

on 18 January 2013

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Maldives Maps Local Scale http://www.worldatlas.com/webimage/countrys/asia/mvnewzzz.gif Global Scale http://www.mapsofworld.com/maldives/maldives-location-map.html Places of Interest in Male (Capital of Maldives)Tourist Map http://www.mondomaldive.com/General_Information/Male.html Economic Geography Maldives' main source of income is it's booming tourism industry, providing 28% of the country's total profit. http://www.tourism-review.com/travel-tourism-magazine-travel-amp-tourism-industry-in-maldives-article1825 The fishing industry is the second biggest contributor to the country's income, providing 15% of its GDP and 30% of its workforce. http://www.movingplanets.com/world/countries/maldives/fishing.html Factory production such as tuna canneries, bottling plants, and garment factories also add to the country's profits. http://businesstoday.intoday.in/story/how-globalisation-is-giving-bitter-lessons-to-india-inc/1/190354.html Cultural Geography (Religion) The people of Maldives are of the Islamic religion and are Sunni Muslims. The major religion of the island of Maldives is Islam and the people are very religious. Mosques are the places of worship for the Islamic people and Maldivian people go here to pray five times a day. http://www.cityknown.com/Cities/Attraction.aspx?BusinessID=1069 Islams believe in the afterlife and that your actions determine where you go after you die. http://firecatching.blogspot.com/2011/04/how-clouds-can-teach-us-what-is.html Cultural Geography (Food) This dish includes potatoes, pumpkin, green beans, carrots, onions, etc. Curry is a staple in Maldivian food because of the influence of their neighboring countries. http://thefoodfairy.wordpress.com/tag/maldivian-vegetable-curry-recipe/ Maldivian Vegetable Curry Maldivian Roshi This flat bread is made by kneading the ingredients in warm water until you have smooth dough. Coconut is sometimes added to the dough for extra flavor. http://thefoodfairy.wordpress.com/tag/recipes-from-maldivian-cuisine-at-six-senses-laamu-maldives-roshi/ Most of the cuisine of Maldives is based off of fish and seafood. They have a lot of fish to cook with because of their huge fishing industry. http://www.balkantravellers.com/read/article/504 Cultural Geography (Music or Dance) Bodoberu music is the most popular folk music and dance of Maldives. This music is produced by a group of people and one lead singer. The group bangs rhythms on the drums made of hollowed coconut wood and sings chorus while the lead singer leads the group. The rhythms then pick up and people from the tribe come out and dance traditional dances to the drums. This dance is usually performed at festivals. Festivals Maldives Independence Day Maldives Independence Day is celebrated on July 26th and it is celebrated as the day that Maldives gained independence from Britain. There are many parades and performances on this holiday. http://maldives.net.mv/2157/happy-independence-day/ Ramadan Ramadan is celebrated in the ninth month of the Muslim calendar and is when Muslims mark the beginning of fasting for thirty days. http://theramadancountdown.wordpress.com/ National Day in Maldives is celebrated in the third month of the Islamic calendar. This day is significant to Maldivians because it celebrates the victory of Mohamed Thakurufaanu over the Portuguese in 1573. http://www.presidencymaldives.gov.mv/Index.aspx?lid=11&dcid=4672 National Day By: Klare Geiger
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