Lhaimagu (Shaviyani Atoll)

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Lhaimagu
Inhabited island
Lhaimagu is located in Maldives
Lhaimagu
Lhaimagu
Location in Maldives
Coordinates: 06°09′45″N 73°15′00″E / 6.16250°N 73.25000°E / 6.16250; 73.25000Coordinates: 06°09′45″N 73°15′00″E / 6.16250°N 73.25000°E / 6.16250; 73.25000
Country Maldives
Geographic atoll Miladhummadulhu Atoll
Administrative atoll Shaviyani Atoll
Distance to Malé 220.69 km (137.13 mi)
Government
 • Island Chief Ibrahim Nameem and Muhammad Hameed
Dimensions
 • Length 0.850 km (0.528 mi)
 • Width 0.630 km (0.391 mi)
Population
 • Total 718
Time zone MST (UTC+05:00)

Lhaimagu (Dhivehi: ޅައިމަގު) is one of the inhabited islands of the Shaviyani Atoll administrative division and geographically part of the Miladhummadulhu Atoll in the Maldives.

The island has a population of 718 people and is considered a medium-sized island by Maldive standards, measuring 850 metres (930 yd) by 603 metres (659 yd). A dhoni ride from the capital Male' could take approximately 10 hours while a speedboat would take about 3 hours to reach the island (distance from Male' is 220 kilometres (140 mi)).

History[edit]

Lhaimagu is well known among the Maldivian for Lhaimagu Faqeeraa, who is a mystic supposed to be from Lhaimagu. He is most famously mentioned in the folklore of Dhonhiyala aaie Alifulhu.

Another legendary figure is Hadheebee Kamanaa to whom is dedicated Hadheebee Magu and Hadheebee mosque in Male'.