Dhiggaru (Meemu Atoll)

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Dhiggaru
Dhiggaru is located in Maldives
Dhiggaru
Dhiggaru
Location in Maldives
Coordinates: 03°06′40″N 73°34′00″E / 3.11111°N 73.56667°E / 3.11111; 73.56667Coordinates: 03°06′40″N 73°34′00″E / 3.11111°N 73.56667°E / 3.11111; 73.56667
CountryMaldives
Administrative atollMeemu Atoll
Distance to Malé117.85 km (73.23 mi)
Dimensions
 • Length0.280 km (0.174 mi)
 • Width0.250 km (0.155 mi)
Population
 (2014)[1]
 • Total984 (including foreigners)
Time zoneUTC+05:00 (MST)

Dhiggaru (Dhivehi: ދިއްގަރު) is one of the inhabited islands of Meemu Atoll.

Geography[edit]

The island is 117.85 km (73 mi; 64 nmi) south of the country's capital, Malé.[2] The land area of the island is 9.9 ha (24 acres) in 2018.[3] The land area is up from 4.61 ha (11.4 acres) in 2007.[4]

Demography[edit]

Historical population
YearPop.±%
2006 909—    
2014 947+4.2%
2006-2014: Census populations
Source: [5]

Healthcare[edit]

Dhiggaru has a pharmacy.[6]

Transport[edit]

The enlargement of the island's harbour was contracted to MTCC in 2015 when construction also began,[7] completed in 2016 and inaugurated in 2018.[8][9]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Table PP5: Resident Population by sex, nationality and locality (administrative islands), 2014" (PDF). Population and Households Census 2014. National Bureau of Statistics. p. 35. Retrieved 7 August 2018.
  2. ^ "Coordinate Distance Calculator". Boulter.com. Retrieved 7 August 2018.
  3. ^ "Table 1.5 : Population, land area, population density and distance to Male' and atoll capitals, by locality" (PDF). National Bureau of Statistics. Archived from the original (PDF) on 15 August 2018. Retrieved 16 August 2018.
  4. ^ "Dhiggaru". Ministry of Atolls Development. Archived from the original on 30 September 2007.
  5. ^ "Table 3.3: Total Maldivian Population by Islands" (PDF). National Bureau of Statistics. Retrieved 7 August 2018.
  6. ^ "Panel of Medical Centers" (PDF). Allied Insurance Company. Retrieved 16 August 2018.
  7. ^ "Contract signing ceremony held for harbour construction of Villimale, M.Maduvari and M.Dhiggaru". Ministry of Housing and Infrastructure. 19 May 2015. Retrieved 16 August 2018.
  8. ^ "Harbor projects completed in Dhiggaru, Kanditheemu". Sun.mv. 1 February 2018. Retrieved 16 August 2018.
  9. ^ "M. Dhiggaru Harbour Inauguration". MTCC. Retrieved 16 August 2018.