The Maldives is blessed with beauty and the riches of the sea, rather than natural resources. In fact, 99% of its territory consists of water. Hence it is not surprising that tourism and fishing are the major industries of the country. Agriculture is practised only on a limited scale, since the land is not very fertile. The essentials and consumer goods are not manufactured because of the lack of resources. Almost everything required for day to day living has to be imported.
It has few roads and no railway, but possesses a developing capacity for shipping and freight. The principal port and small commercial harbour is situated in the capital of Male, and handles all types of cargo except dry bulk, liquefied petroleum and gases. Additionally, the islands have two international airports – Gan International Airport and Ibrahim Nasir International Airport – alongside seven domestic airports. Ibrahim Nasir International Airport, also based in Male, is the main hub for international air freight.
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