Ungoofaaru

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Ungoofaaru
Inhabited island
Ungoofaaru is located in Maldives
Ungoofaaru
Ungoofaaru
Location in Maldives
Coordinates: 05°40′05″N 73°01′18″E / 5.66806°N 73.02167°E / 5.66806; 73.02167Coordinates: 05°40′05″N 73°01′18″E / 5.66806°N 73.02167°E / 5.66806; 73.02167
Country Maldives
Administrative atoll Northern Maalhosmadulhu Atoll
Distance to Malé 172.92 km (107.45 mi)
Government
 • Island Chief Ab Nasir.
Dimensions
 • Length 0.775 km (0.482 mi)
 • Width 0.450 km (0.280 mi)
Population
 • Total 1,575
Time zone MST (UTC+05:00)

Ungoofaaru (Dhivehi: އުނގޫފާރު) is the capital of Northern Maalhosmadulhu Atoll.

It is located on the Eastern rim of this atoll and is the location for Ungoofaaru Regional Hospital, the largest hospital in the Northern Province.

Following the 2004 tsunami, the residents of the devastated Kandholhudhoo island were moved into temporary accommodation on Ungoofaaru, before being rehoused on nearby Dhvuvaafaaru in 2008.