Kudarikilu

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Kudarikilu
Inhabited island
Kudarikilu is located in Maldives
Kudarikilu
Kudarikilu
Location in Maldives
Coordinates: 05°18′07″N 73°04′15″E / 5.30194°N 73.07083°E / 5.30194; 73.07083Coordinates: 05°18′07″N 73°04′15″E / 5.30194°N 73.07083°E / 5.30194; 73.07083
Country Maldives
Administrative atoll Baa Atoll
Distance to Malé 133.37 km (82.87 mi)
Area
 • Total 0.137 km2 (0.053 sq mi)
Dimensions
 • Length 0.520 km (0.323 mi)
 • Width 0.370 km (0.230 mi)
Population
 • Total 535
 • Density 3,900/km2 (10,000/sq mi)
Time zone MST (UTC+05:00)

Kudarikilu (Dhivehi: ކުޑަރިކިލު) is one of the inhabited islands of Southern Maalhosmadulhu Atoll (Baa Atoll).

Middle Maalhosmadulhu or Fasdūtherē (Natural Atoll)[edit]

The northern part of administrative South Maalhosmadulhu forms a clearly delimited, roughly triangular, natural atoll called Middle Maalhosmadulhu or 'Fasdūtherē' (meaning 'between five islands'), with a total area of 135 km2 (52 sq mi).[1] On its southwest corner stands Kudarikilu Island, the only inhabited one of the Middle Maalhosmadulhu Atoll, with an area of 13.7 hectares (34 acres).[2] In addition, there are 10 smaller, uninhabited islets on the rim of the atoll. The total land area is about 30 hectares (74 acres). The lagoon becomes narrower towards the west and its average depth is 19 fathoms (35 m). The Atoll is separated from North Maalhosmadulhu by a deep channel (Moresby Channel in the Admiralty chart) and from the southern part of South Maalhosmadulhu by a narrower channel running from east to west.

References[edit]

  • Divehiraajjege Jōgrafīge Vanavaru. Muhammadu Ibrahim Lutfee. G.Sōsanī. Malé 1999.
  • The Islands of Maldives. Hasan A. Maniku. Novelty. Male 1983.