Maalhos (Alif Alif Atoll)

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Maalhos
Inhabited island
Maalhos is located in Maldives
Maalhos
Maalhos
Location in Maldives
Coordinates: 03°59′08″N 72°43′05″E / 3.98556°N 72.71806°E / 3.98556; 72.71806Coordinates: 03°59′08″N 72°43′05″E / 3.98556°N 72.71806°E / 3.98556; 72.71806
Country Maldives
Administrative atoll Alif Alif Atoll
Distance to Malé 90.01 km (55.93 mi)
Dimensions
 • Length 0.975 km (0.606 mi)
 • Width 0.375 km (0.233 mi)
Population
 • Total 625
Time zone MST (UTC+05:00)
For other islands, see Maalhos (disambiguation) and Maalhos.

Maalhos (Dhivehi: މާޅޮސް) is one of the inhabited islands of Ari Atoll, belonging to the Alif Alif Atoll administrative division. Maalhos is the westernmost island of the Maldives.

Archaeology[edit]

Buddhist remains have been found in Maalhos, a small porites stupa known locally as 'Mudu', and a Porites urn with Vajrayana inscriptions.