Fehendhoo

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Fehendhoo
fehendhu
Inhabited island
Fehendhoo is located in Maldives
Fehendhoo
Fehendhoo
Location in Maldives
Coordinates: 4°52′50.77″N 72°58′19.02″E / 4.8807694°N 72.9719500°E / 4.8807694; 72.9719500Coordinates: 4°52′50.77″N 72°58′19.02″E / 4.8807694°N 72.9719500°E / 4.8807694; 72.9719500
Country Maldives
Administrative atoll Baa Atoll
Distance to Malé 98.17 km (61.00 mi)
Area
 • Total 0.206 km2 (0.080 sq mi)
Dimensions
 • Length 2.160 km (1.342 mi)
 • Width 0.220 km (0.137 mi)
Population (2014)[1]
 • Total 107 (including foreigners)
Time zone UTC+05:00 (MST)

Fehendhoo (Dhivehi: ފެހެންދޫ) is one of the inhabited islands of Southern Maalhosmadulhu Atoll, code letter "Baa" in the Dhivehi alphabet and code letter "F-15" in English.

Geography[edit]

The island is 98.17 km (61 mi; 53 nmi) northwest of the country's capital, Malé.[2]

Horsburgh Atoll[edit]

This atoll is a separate atoll along with Goidhu Island, fehendhoo and Fulhadhu. Goidhoo Atoll, (also Goidu or Goifulhafehendhu), appears as Horsburgh Atoll in the Admiralty Chart is separated from South Maalhosmadulhu by a 6-mile broad channel. This atoll is oval in shape and small, its greatest length being 10 miles. The inner lagoon has a depth of 17 to 20 fathoms; it has a sandy bottom mixed with mud and clay. Unlike the lagoons of most small atolls of the Maldives, this lagoon is free from coral heads in its centre.

In the Admiralty Charts, this atoll is named after James Horsburgh, hydrographer to the East India Company and author of the "Directions for Sailing to and from the East Indies, China, New Holland, Cape of Good Hope, and the interjacent Ports, compiled chiefly from original Journals and Observations made during 21 years' experience in navigating those Seas".

Demography[edit]

Historical population
YearPop.±%
2006 114—    
2014 99−13.2%
2006-2014: Census populations
Source: [3]

See also[edit]

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. 34. Retrieved 12 August 2018. 
  2. ^ "Coordinate Distance Calculator". Boulter.com. Retrieved 12 August 2018. 
  3. ^ "Table 3.3: Total Maldivian Population by Islands" (PDF). National Bureau of Statistics. Retrieved 12 August 2018. 
  • Divehiraajjege Jōgrafīge Vanavaru. Muhammadu Ibrahim Lutfee. G.Sōsanī.
  • Xavier Romero-Frias. The Maldive Islanders, A Study of the Popular Culture of an Ancient Ocean Kingdom. Barcelona 1999.