Villingili (Gaafu Alif Atoll)

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Vilingili
Inhabited island
Vilingili is located in Maldives
Vilingili
Vilingili
Location in Maldives
Coordinates: 00°45′25″N 73°26′10″E / 0.75694°N 73.43611°E / 0.75694; 73.43611Coordinates: 00°45′25″N 73°26′10″E / 0.75694°N 73.43611°E / 0.75694; 73.43611
Country Maldives
Administrative atoll Gaafu Alif Atoll
Distance to Malé 380.04 km (236.15 mi)
Dimensions
 • Length 2.000 km (1.243 mi)
 • Width 0.575 km (0.357 mi)
Population
 • Total 2,925
Time zone MST (UTC+05:00)
For other islands, see Villingili.

Villingili (Dhivehi: ވިލިނގިލި) is one of the inhabited islands of Gaafu Alif Atoll.

It is located on the Northeastern rim of Huvadu Atoll. Traditionally this island is also known as 'Huvadu Atoll Vilingili'. Northern Huvadhu Atoll or Gaafu Alifu is an administrative division created on February 8, 1962 when Huvadhu Atoll was divided into two districts. In former times, Vilingili boat owners used to decorate their fishing boats with rich and varied decorative patterns. This practice was discontinued in the 1970s.

The World Health Organization has a local unit there.

Archaeology[edit]

According to Mr. Ibrahim Lutfi there was a mound in an area of the island that has been eroded away by the currents on the reef. This mound was probably an ancient Buddhist Stupa.

References[edit]

Divehiraajjege Jōgrafīge Vanavaru. Muhammadu Ibrahim Lutfee. G.Sōsanī. Malé 1999.

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