Kunburudhoo (Haa Dhaalu Atoll)

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Kunburudhoo
Inhabited island
Kunburudhoo is located in Maldives
Kunburudhoo
Kunburudhoo
Location in Maldives
Coordinates: 06°39′N 73°01′E / 6.650°N 73.017°E / 6.650; 73.017Coordinates: 06°39′N 73°01′E / 6.650°N 73.017°E / 6.650; 73.017
Country Maldives
Geographic atoll Thiladhummathi Atoll
Administrative atoll Haa Dhaalu Atoll
Distance to Malé 278.85 km (173.27 mi)
Population
 • Total 339
Time zone MST (UTC+05:00)
Not to be confused with Kunburudhoo (Alif Dhaal Atoll).

Kunburudhoo (Dhivehi: ކުނބުރުދޫ) 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 island is suffering severe land loss to the sea due to coastal erosion. During the monsoon the sand is being eroded at a greater rate than it is accreted. Plans are underway to construct a quayside and artificial reef to protect the island.

At present the people of Kunburudhoo are planned to be transferred to H Dh Nolhivaranfaru with the people of Maavaidhoo and Faridhoo of the same atoll (September 2010)