Hirimaradhoo (Haa Dhaalu Atoll)

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Hirimaradhoo
Inhabited island
Hirimaradhoo is located in Maldives
Hirimaradhoo
Hirimaradhoo
Location in Maldives
Coordinates: 06°43′34″N 73°01′19″E / 6.72611°N 73.02194°E / 6.72611; 73.02194Coordinates: 06°43′34″N 73°01′19″E / 6.72611°N 73.02194°E / 6.72611; 73.02194
Country Maldives
Geographic atoll Thiladhummathi Atoll
Administrative atoll Haa Dhaalu Atoll
Distance to Malé 286.42 km (177.97 mi)
Dimensions
 • Length 1.050 km (0.652 mi)
 • Width 0.560 km (0.348 mi)
Population
 • Total 507
Time zone MST (UTC+05:00)

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

The reefs around the island is home to manta rays, reef sharks, sea turtles and an impressive amount and variety of fish. Hirimaradhoo Thila is the most well known spot for observing Rhinobatids or guitar sharks.

Hirimaradhoo is involved in the alleged 2008 election fraud in the Maldives where 50 votes were forged.

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