Hinnavaru

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Hinnavaru
ހިންނަވަރު
Inhabited island
Hinnavaru is located in Maldives
Hinnavaru
Hinnavaru
Location in Maldives
Coordinates: 05°29′35″N 73°24′46″E / 5.49306°N 73.41278°E / 5.49306; 73.41278Coordinates: 05°29′35″N 73°24′46″E / 5.49306°N 73.41278°E / 5.49306; 73.41278
Country Maldives
Administrative atoll Lhaviyani Atoll
Distance to Malé 146.61 km (91.10 mi)
Dimensions
 • Length 0.650 km (0.404 mi)
 • Width 0.225 km (0.140 mi)
Population (May 2013)
 • Total 5,982
Time zone MST (UTC+05:00)

Hinnavaru (Dhivehi: ހިންނަވަރު) is one of the inhabited islands of Lhaviyani Atoll.

Hinnavaru is North of the capital Male'. It has a population of more than 4000 people. There are around 715 houses registered but people live in only around 480 houses.

Population[edit]

Registered population as of June 2012 is 4,676 (2404 male and 2272 female).

As per the census of 2006, Hinnavaru has a population of 3,017 (1358 male and 1359 female). Island has a Literacy Rate of 96.48%. The population of the Island has declined by 1.04% when compared to the 2000 census.

Hinnavaru is the second most populous island in the Lhaviyani Atoll.

Economy[edit]

Youth (age 15-20) Unemployment rate as of 2006 was at 35%. It is hoped that the rate will be low when the statictics for Census 2014 is collected.

Communication[edit]

Communication services available are good in Hinnavaru. Both Wataniya and Dhiraagu services are available at a good quality. 94% of the population uses communication services. A large population uses internet service too, though it needs improvements.

Reclamation[edit]

Reclamation of land in Hinnavaru was a drastic change in Hinnavaru. The project was carried out by Boskalis International B.V ING.

Utilities[edit]

Harbour[edit]

As a help from Kuwait Fund for Arab Economic Development (KFAED) after the Tsunami a project was carried out in 2 stages. After the second stage the harbour was inaugurated on 30/11/2010.

Electricity[edit]

Electricity is provided to the Island by State Electrical Company (STELCO).

Sewerage System[edit]

A sewarage system was installed by the Government of Maldives and established on 31/01/2011. It was built under Kuwait Fund for Arab Economic Development (KFAED).

Water[edit]

Waste Management System[edit]

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