Feevah (Shaviyani Atoll)

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Feevah
Inhabited island
Feevah is located in Maldives
Feevah
Feevah
Location in Maldives
Coordinates: 06°20′57″N 73°12′28″E / 6.34917°N 73.20778°E / 6.34917; 73.20778Coordinates: 06°20′57″N 73°12′28″E / 6.34917°N 73.20778°E / 6.34917; 73.20778
Country Maldives
Geographic atoll Miladhummadulhu Atoll
Administrative atoll Shaviyani Atoll
Distance to Malé 241.24 km (149.90 mi)
Dimensions
 • Length 1.200 km (0.746 mi)
 • Width 0.920 km (0.572 mi)
Population (2014)[1]
 • Total 660 (including foreigners)
Time zone UTC+05:00 (MST)

Feevah (Dhivehi: ފީވައް) is one of the inhabited islands of Shaviyani Atoll administrative and geographically part of the Miladhummadulhu Atoll in the Maldives.

History[edit]

The island has had its fair share of natural disasters. Feevah was the southernmost island which was affected by the August 1815 earthquakes that shook the northernmost islands of the Maldives. The island was later severely damaged by the great cyclone of 1821. In modern history, the Boxing Day Tsunami of 2004 damaged the island and has affected agriculture on the island- the main occupation of its inhabitants.

Geography[edit]

The island is 242.7 km (151 mi; 131 nmi) north of the country's capital, Malé.[2]

Demography[edit]

Historical population
YearPop.±%
2006 746—    
2014 613−17.8%
2006-2014: Census populations
Source: [3]

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. 33. Retrieved 10 August 2018.
  2. ^ "Coordinate Distance Calculator". Boulter.com. Retrieved 10 August 2018.
  3. ^ "Table 3.3: Total Maldivian Population by Islands" (PDF). National Bureau of Statistics. Retrieved 10 August 2018.