Mulhadhoo (Haa Alif Atoll)

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Mulhadhoo
މުޅަދޫ
Island
Mulhadhoo is located in Maldives
Mulhadhoo
Mulhadhoo
Location in Maldives
Coordinates: 7°00′45″N 72°59′45″E / 7.01250°N 72.99583°E / 7.01250; 72.99583Coordinates: 7°00′45″N 72°59′45″E / 7.01250°N 72.99583°E / 7.01250; 72.99583
Country Maldives
Geographic atoll Ihavandhippolhu Atoll
Administrative atoll Haa Alif Atoll
Distance to Malé 318.73 km (198.05 mi)
Government
 • Council Mulhadhoo Island Council
Dimensions
 • Length 2.6 km (1.6 mi)
 • Width 0.84 km (0.52 mi)
Population (2006)
 • Total 172
Time zone MST (UTC+05:00)
Area code(s) 650, 20


Mulhadhoo (Dhivehi: މުޅަދޫ) is one of the inhabited islands of Haa Alif Atoll and is geographically part of the Ihavandhippolhu Atoll in the Maldives. It is an island-level administrative constituency governed by the Mulhadhoo Island Council.

Half a century ago, Mulhadhoo along with the neighbouring uninhabited island of Gaamathikulhudhoo were famous for their nesting green sea turtles (Chelonia mydas), with over 20,000 nesting on its beaches every year. However the numbers have been in decline since then, amounting to less than 400 females coming ashore in 2001.

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