Maafilaafushi (Lhaviyani Atoll)

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Maafilaafushi
Inhabited island
Maafilaafushi is located in Maldives
Maafilaafushi
Maafilaafushi
Location in Maldives
Coordinates: 05°21′45″N 73°25′11″E / 5.36250°N 73.41972°E / 5.36250; 73.41972Coordinates: 05°21′45″N 73°25′11″E / 5.36250°N 73.41972°E / 5.36250; 73.41972
Country Maldives
Administrative atoll Lhaviyani Atoll
Distance to Malé 133.25 km (82.80 mi)
Dimensions
 • Length 2.300 km (1.429 mi)
 • Width 0.300 km (0.186 mi)
Population
 • Total 42
Time zone MST (UTC+05:00)

Maafilaafushi (Dhivehi: މާފިލާފުށި) is one of the inhabited islands of Lhaviyani Atoll in the Maldives.

Millions of years ago, a great range of volcanoes rose from the floor of the Indian Ocean and burst through its surface. Slowly over the years, the volcanoes sank back into the depths, leaving only the coral reef surrounding Maafilaafushi and its adjacent uninhabited islands. Revered as a sanctuary for those who seek tranquility, Maafilaafushi is more than meets the eye, with three uninhabited island surrounding the main island remains a mystery even to this day.