Maakurathu (Raa Atoll)

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Maakurathu
Inhabited island
Maakurathu is located in Maldives
Maakurathu
Maakurathu
Location in Maldives
Coordinates: 05°36′20″N 73°02′35″E / 5.60556°N 73.04306°E / 5.60556; 73.04306Coordinates: 05°36′20″N 73°02′35″E / 5.60556°N 73.04306°E / 5.60556; 73.04306
Country Maldives
Administrative atoll Raa Atoll
Distance to Malé 165.96 km (103.12 mi)
Government
 • Island Chief Hassan Ahmed
Area
 • Total 0.4422 km2 (0.1707 sq mi)
Dimensions
 • Length 0.925 km (0.575 mi)
 • Width 0.825 km (0.513 mi)
Population
 • Total 1,205
 • Density 2,700/km2 (7,100/sq mi)
Time zone MST (UTC+05:00)

Maakurathu (Dhivehi: މާކުރަތު) is one of the inhabited islands of Raa Atoll in the Maldives.

Population of the island is 1200 as per census 2012. Among which 579 are women and 621 are men. Maakurathu growth rate is 11 child in per yer. In the control in growth rate in 1998. in the 8th in highest population in the atoll.

Maakurathu location coordinates are 73°02′52″E, 05°36′41″N. Maakurathu is approximately 3035 ft in length and 2706 ft in width. The area of the island is approximately 4,671,537sq.ft. and 166.08 km from capital Male’.

The main source of income to the community is by lobster and seafood trade, fishing, agriculture, masonry, thatch weaving and rope making.

There is one government school “Maakurathu School” which provides education from grade 1 to 10 and one pre-school which is owned and run by the public and backed by Maakurathu Sports Club which provides education for Lower and Upper Kindergarten.

There are totally 3 mosques in the island among which 1 is for men and 2 is for women. Namely Majid-Al-Salaam, Masjid-Al-Anwaar and Masjid-Al-(******) respectively. The 2 mosques for women are relatively small compared to the mosque for men. Masjid-Al-Salaam has been completely demolished in August 2007 to build a new mosque.

Government Offices In Maakurathu[edit]

  • 1 - Maakurathu council edhaaraa
  • 2 - Maakurathu Mejistrat Court
  • 3 - Mosques
  • 4 - Maakurathu School
  • 5 - Maakurathu Health Post

Clubs and NGO's In Maakurathu[edit]

There are three clubs and NGO's operating in Maakurathu. They are:

  • 1 - Maakurathu Sports Club (Registered Date: 1 March 2000)
  • 2 - Maakurathu Akuveringe Dhirun (Registered Date: 17 January 2005)
  • 3 - People's Association of Maakurathu - PEAMA (Registered Date: 2009)

Education Center in Maakurathu[edit]

  • 1 - school 1
  • 2 - Pre-school 1
  • 3 - Quruan claas 1

In holhu ashi in a Maakurath[edit]

  • 1 - Thohtho adaa
  • 2 - Fini ashi 3
  • 3 - Ruhgadu
  • 4 - Valu city adaa
  • 5 - Jaabiru adaa
  • 6 _ dark town (kukuu kanmathi)

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