Foddhoo (Noonu Atoll)

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Foddhoo
Inhabited island
Foddhoo is located in Maldives
Foddhoo
Foddhoo
Location in Maldives
Coordinates: 05°44′31″N 73°12′45″E / 5.74194°N 73.21250°E / 5.74194; 73.21250Coordinates: 05°44′31″N 73°12′45″E / 5.74194°N 73.21250°E / 5.74194; 73.21250
Country Maldives
Geographic atoll Miladhummadulhu Atoll
Administrative atoll Southern Miladhunmadulu
Distance to Malé 176.34 km (109.57 mi)
Dimensions
 • Length 0.780 km (0.485 mi)
 • Width 0.430 km (0.267 mi)
Population (2014)[1]
 • Total 228 (including foreigners)
Time zone MST (UTC+05:00)

Foddhoo (Dhivehi: ފޮއްދޫ) is one of the inhabited islands of Noonu Atoll.

History[edit]

Toponymy[edit]

The island is named after the Fonga Gas (tree) which was one of a king in the world. It was visited by many foreign traveler, and the island's Feili (a cloth worn by Maldivians) was known as Dhera Feili.

Geography[edit]

The island is 176.34 km (110 mi; 95 nmi) north of the country's capital, Malé.[2]

Demography[edit]

Historical population
YearPop.±%
2006 200—    
2014 215+7.5%
2006-2014: Census populations
Source: [3]

References[edit]

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