Vashafaru (Haa Alif Atoll)

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Vashafaru
ވަށަފަރު
Island
Vashafaru-thundi
Vashafaru-thundi
Vashafaru is located in Maldives
Vashafaru
Vashafaru
Location in Maldives
Coordinates: 6°53′50″N 73°09′40″E / 6.89722°N 73.16111°E / 6.89722; 73.16111Coordinates: 6°53′50″N 73°09′40″E / 6.89722°N 73.16111°E / 6.89722; 73.16111
Country Maldives
Geographic atoll Thiladhunmathi Atoll
Administrative atoll Haa Alif Atoll
Distance to Malé 303.07 km (188.32 mi)
Government
 • Council Vashafaru Island Council
Dimensions
 • Length 1.95 km (1.21 mi)
 • Width 0.22 km (0.14 mi)
Population (2006)
 • Total 471
Time zone MST (UTC+05:00)
Area code(s) 650, 20

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

The island is famous for its long white sand spit- the Vashafaru-thundi. People of Vashafaru are skilled carpenters and boat-builders known throughout the Maldives.

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