Hanimaadhoo (Haa Dhaalu Atoll)

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Hanimaadhoo
Inhabited island
Hanimaadhoo is located in Maldives
Hanimaadhoo
Hanimaadhoo
Location in Maldives
Coordinates: 06°45′57″N 73°10′33″E / 6.76583°N 73.17583°E / 6.76583; 73.17583Coordinates: 06°45′57″N 73°10′33″E / 6.76583°N 73.17583°E / 6.76583; 73.17583
Country Maldives
Geographic atoll Thiladhummathi Atoll
Administrative atoll Haa Dhaalu Atoll
Distance to Malé 287.57 km (178.69 mi)
Dimensions
 • Length 6.800 km (4.225 mi)
 • Width 0.730 km (0.454 mi)
Population
 • Total 1,800
Time zone MST (UTC+05:00)

Hanimaadhoo (Dhivehi: ހަނިމާދޫ) is one of the inhabited islands of Haa Dhaalu Atoll administrative division and geographically part of Thiladhummathi Atoll in the north of the Maldives.

It is also the site of Hanimaadhoo Airport, one of the few domestic airports of the Maldives. The Hanomaadhoo Meteorological Observatory is located on this island. Many flight scientific research such as those investigating aerosol concentrations in the atmosphere and the Brown Cloud phenomenon have been initiated from Hanimaadhoo.

Islanders from Hathifushi and Hondaidhoo have been relocated to Hanimaadhoo in the recent years. It is planned to be one of the developmental centres of the newly planned Mathi-Uthuru Province.