Fiyoaree

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Fiyoaree

ފިޔޯރީ
Fiyoaree is located in Maldives
Fiyoaree
Fiyoaree
Location in Maldives
Coordinates: 0°13′25″N 73°8′10″E / 0.22361°N 73.13611°E / 0.22361; 73.13611Coordinates: 0°13′25″N 73°8′10″E / 0.22361°N 73.13611°E / 0.22361; 73.13611
CountryMaldives
Geographic atollHuvadhu Atoll
Administrative atollGaafu Dhaalu Atoll
Distance to Malé438.92 km (272.73 mi)
Government
 • Island ChiefHudham solih
Dimensions
 • Length1.73 km (1.07 mi)
 • Width.73 km (0.45 mi)
Population
(2014)[1]
 • Total737 (including foreigners)
Time zoneUTC+05:00 (MST)

Fiyoaree or Fiori (Dhivehi: ފިޔޯރީ) is one of the inhabited islands of Gaafu Dhaalu Atoll, Maldives.

History[edit]

Women of this island used to weave mats of lesser quality than those of Gaddu, but in larger quantities.

Archaeology[edit]

There are sizeable Buddhist ruins on this island which have been largely unexplored. The most important one is a ruin, probably a large Stupa, measuring about 32 feet in circumference and 3 feet in height is found on the western side of the island.

These archaeological remains have not been properly investigated yet.fiyoaree is the only island where the original raw materials of met(thudukuna)are growing.

Geography[edit]

The island is 438.92 km (273 mi; 237 nmi) south of the country's capital, Malé.[2]

Demography[edit]

Historical population
YearPop.±%
2006 673—    
2014 689+2.4%
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. 36. Retrieved 14 August 2018.
  2. ^ "Coordinate Distance Calculator". Boulter.com. Retrieved 14 August 2018.
  3. ^ "Table 3.3: Total Maldivian Population by Islands" (PDF). National Bureau of Statistics. Retrieved 14 August 2018.
  • H. C. P. Bell, The Maldive Islands; Monograph on the History, Archaeology and Epigraphy. Reprint Colombo 1940. Council for Linguistic and Historical Research. Malé 1989
  • H.C.P. Bell, Excerpta Maldiviana. Reprint Colombo 1922/35 edn. Asian Educational Services. New Delhi 1999
  • Xavier Romero-Frias, The Maldive Islanders, A Study of the Popular Culture of an Ancient Ocean Kingdom. Barcelona 1999, ISBN 84-7254-801-5