Feydhoo (Seenu Atoll)

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Inhabited island
Feydhoo is located in Maldives
Location in Maldives
Coordinates: 00°40′57″S 73°08′07″E / 0.68250°S 73.13528°E / -0.68250; 73.13528Coordinates: 00°40′57″S 73°08′07″E / 0.68250°S 73.13528°E / -0.68250; 73.13528
Country Maldives
Geographic atoll Addu Atoll
Administrative atoll Seenu Atoll
Distance to Malé 540 km (340 mi)
 • Island Chief Hassan Latheef
 • Total 0.673 km2 (0.260 sq mi)
 • Length 1.5 km (0.9 mi)
 • Width 0.5 km (0.3 mi)
 • Total 5,222
 • Density 7,800/km2 (20,000/sq mi)
Time zone MST (UTC+05:00)

Feydhoo (Dhivehi: ފޭދޫ) is one of the inhabited islands of the Addu Atoll (formerly known as Seenu Atoll). It is the southern most inhabited island of Maldives.The people of Feydhoo are former residents of Gan. Gan was a very fertile island with its coconut palms, breadfruit trees, yam, binbi and numerous other types of trees flourishing. Even during the Second World War, the people of Gan were economically self-sufficient.

But in 1956/1957 they had to leave their livelihood they had been enjoying for so long, forever because The Royal Air Force of Britain leased the island to build a Military Base on the island and all the residents were moved to the next island to Gan in the West, Feydhoo, a less fertile and much smaller island whose own residents were moved to the Eastern side of Maradhoo. in 2013, the districts of Feydhoo and Maradhoo-Feydhoo were united to one district.

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