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The Republic of Maldives

Sathiendrakumar, R. (2001) The Republic of Maldives. In: Ember, M. and Ember, C.R., (eds.) Countries and Their Cultures. Macmillan Reference, New York, USA., pp. 1376-1383.

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The Maldives is one of the world's poorest developing countries. It is threatened by global warming because of its very low elevation. The main natural resources are fisheries and a marine environment conducive to tourism. The other constraints it faces are small and widely dispersed island communities, limited skilled human resources, and rapid population growth.

Item Type: Book Chapter
Murdoch Affiliation(s): Murdoch Business School
Publisher: Macmillan Reference
Copyright: Macmillan Reference
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