Nolhivaranfaru

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Nolhivaranfaru
Inhabited island
Nolhivaranfaru is located in Maldives
Nolhivaranfaru
Nolhivaranfaru
Location in Maldives
Coordinates: 6°43′N 73°06′E / 6.717°N 73.100°E / 6.717; 73.100Coordinates: 6°43′N 73°06′E / 6.717°N 73.100°E / 6.717; 73.100
Country Maldives
Geographic atoll Thiladhummathi Atoll
Administrative atoll Haa Dhaalu Atoll
Distance to Malé 281.59 km (174.97 mi)
Dimensions
 • Length 3.800 km (2.361 mi)
 • Width 0.900 km (0.559 mi)
Population
 • Total 634
Time zone MST (UTC+05:00)

Nolhivaranfaru (Dhivehi: ނޮޅިވަރަންފަރު) is one of the inhabited islands of Haa Dhaalu Atoll administrative division and geographically part of Thiladhummathi Atoll in the north of the Maldives.

It is located in between the island of Nolhivaram and Hanimaadhoo on the eastern fringes of the atoll. It is small predominantly agricultural community. Until taken over by Kulhudhuffushi, Nolhivaranfaru used to be the capital of the Haa Dhaalu division.

Following the 1752 capture of Male' by the Ali Raja of Cannanore and his Malabari navy, Sultan Muhammad Imaduddin III of the Maldives was held captive on Kavaratti island in the Laccadives. Hussein Gadhahamaadhi Manikfan of Nolhivaramfaru is said to have aided Muleegey Dom Hassan Maniku in the fight against the invaders. They succeeded on April 7th 1753 and reclaimed the monarchy back to Maldivian rule.