The Republic of the Maldives is located on the Asian continent, specifically in the Indian Ocean. The Republic of the Maldives consists of a group of islands with approximately 1000 islands, each with a length of 764 km. The northern part of Maldives is 600 km south of India. The capital of the official Republic of Maldives is the city of Malé. The minimum temperature in the Maldives is approximately 24.4 ° C, and the maximum is approximately 30.4 ° C. Maldives has a population of 450,000, and the population of the Republic of the Maldives consists of different ethnic groups, the most important of which are South Indians, Sinhalese and Arabs. The official language of the Maldives is the Dhivehi language. English is also use in business, and Islam is the official religion of the Republic of Maldives. The economy of the Republic of the Maldives depends on tourism, fishing, boat building, and the cultivation of tropical fruits and vegetables. The Maldives is home to tourist islands and beaches of charming white sand that attract tourists from all over the world.