We're headed for an archipelago in the Indian Ocean for today's Geo Quiz. We're looking for the name of a group of atolls that make up a country.
This cluster of nearly 1,200 islands lies southwest of Sri Lanka. Only about two hundred of the islands are inhabited. One of them is called Hoarafushi. The islanders there turned out to welcome the country's president yesterday:
â€œThe island of Hoirafushi is one of the northern most island on the archipelago so the President is here for a 3-day tour and as is customary when he sets off on an island usually the islanders will come in numbers to greet him say hello shake hands with him.â€
That was the setting for what turned out to be a failed assassination attempt. We'll tell you about the Boy Scout who saved the day. First name the island nation if you can.
President Maumoon Abdul Gayoom