Dhiggaru (Meemu Atoll)

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Dhiggaru
Inhabited island
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
Country Maldives
Administrative atoll Meemu Atoll
Distance to Malé 117.85 km (73.23 mi)
Dimensions
 • Length 0.280 km (0.174 mi)
 • Width 0.250 km (0.155 mi)
Population (2014)[1]
 • Total 984 (including foreigners)
Time zone UTC+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. 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.