Vilufushi (Thaa Atoll)

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Vilufushi
Inhabited island
Vilufushi is located in Maldives
Vilufushi
Vilufushi
Location in Maldives
Coordinates: 02°30′18″N 73°18′15″E / 2.50500°N 73.30417°E / 2.50500; 73.30417Coordinates: 02°30′18″N 73°18′15″E / 2.50500°N 73.30417°E / 2.50500; 73.30417
Country Maldives
Administrative atoll Thaa Atoll
Distance to Malé 185.64 km (115.35 mi)
Dimensions
 • Length 0.18766 km (0.11661 mi)
 • Width 0.250 km (0.155 mi)
Population
 • Total 1,883
Time zone MST (UTC+05:00)

Vilufushi (Dhivehi: ވިލުފުށި) is an inhabited island in the Indian Ocean.

Vilufushi belongs to the North Central province of the Maldives, according to government documents. It was also named Thaa Atoll, an administrative constituency. Vilufushi is known for the various kinds of fishing available. The island was washed away by a tsunami on December 26, 2004. However, the island was reclaimed with the help of foreign aid, new facilities were built, and fundamental needs provided for residents.