Rasdhoo

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Rasdhoo
Inhabited island
Rasdhoo is located in Maldives
Rasdhoo
Rasdhoo
Location in Maldives
Coordinates: 4°15′46″N 72°59′29″E / 4.26278°N 72.99139°E / 4.26278; 72.99139Coordinates: 4°15′46″N 72°59′29″E / 4.26278°N 72.99139°E / 4.26278; 72.99139
Country Maldives
Geographic atoll 854
Administrative atoll Alif Alif Atoll
Distance to Malé 58.74 km (36.50 mi)
Dimensions
 • Length 0.575 km (0.357 mi)
 • Width 0.400 km (0.249 mi)
Population
 • Total 867
Time zone MST (UTC+05:00)

Rasdhoo (Dhivehi: ރަސްދޫ) (Rasdu in the Admiralty Charts) is an inhabited island of the Maldives. It is also the capital of the Alif Alif Atoll administrative division. It is the only inhabited island of a small natural atoll known as Rasdhoo, Rasdu or Ross Atoll located a few miles off NE Ari Atoll. Rasdhoo island boasts 7 guesthouses, with more under construction. On end of year 2014 the island will be having 67 tourist beds. Rasdhoo island is now famous for guest house business.

References[edit]

  • Divehi Tārīkhah Au Alikameh. Divehi Bahāi Tārikhah Khidmaiykurā Qaumī Markazu. Reprint 1958 edn. Malé 1990.
  • Divehiraajjege Jōgrafīge Vanavaru. Muhammadu Ibrahim Lutfee. G.Sōsanī.
  • Xavier Romero-Frias, The Maldive Islanders, A Study of the Popular Culture of an Ancient Ocean Kingdom. Barcelona 1999.