Fulidhoo (Vaavu Atoll)

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Fulidhoo is located in Maldives
Location in Maldives
Coordinates: 03°40′50″N 73°24′53″E / 3.68056°N 73.41472°E / 3.68056; 73.41472Coordinates: 03°40′50″N 73°24′53″E / 3.68056°N 73.41472°E / 3.68056; 73.41472
Geographic atollVaavu Atoll
Administrative atollVaavu Atoll
Distance to Malé55.7 km (34.6 mi)
 • Length0.675 km (0.419 mi)
 • Width0.200 km (0.124 mi)
 • Total372 (including foreigners)
Time zoneUTC+05:00 (MST)

Fulidhoo (Dhivehi:ފުލިދޫ) is the most northern of the inhabited islands of Vaavu Atoll in the Maldives. It is famous for Maldivian cultural events like Langiri, a traditional dance with drums and Thaara.


Fulidhoo is one of the islands of the Vaavu Atoll. Located in the Laccadive Sea, the island is 55.7 km (35 mi; 30 nmi) south of the country's capital, Malé.[2] The land area of the island is 11.3 ha (28 acres) in 2018,[3] up from 9.7 ha (24 acres) in 2007.[4] The island has a large lagoon, which is used as a natural harbour.[5]


Historical population
2006 331—    
2014 324−2.1%
2006-2014: Census populations
Source: [6]


In 2012, Fulidhoo had two fishing vessels.[7] The majority of the catch was of fish from the Lutjanidae (snappers) and Carangidae (jacks) families.[8]


Fulidhoo has a health center and a pharmacy.[9]


  1. ^ "Table PP5: Resident Population by sex, nationality and locality (administrative islands), 2014" (PDF). Population and Households Census 2014. National Bureau of Statistics. p. 35. Retrieved 6 August 2018.
  2. ^ "Coordinate Distance Calculator". Boulter.com. Retrieved 5 August 2018.
  3. ^ "Table 1.5 : Population, land area, population density and distance to Male' and atoll capitals, by locality" (PDF). National Bureau of Statistics. Archived from the original (PDF) on 15 August 2018. Retrieved 14 August 2018.
  4. ^ "Fulidhoo". Ministry of Atolls Development. Archived from the original on 30 September 2007.
  5. ^ "Socio-economic assessment and monitoring of coral reef resources at Vaavu atoll, Maldives" (PDF). Ministry of Fisheries, Agriculture and Marine Resources. p. 9. Retrieved 14 August 2018.
  6. ^ "Table 3.3: Total Maldivian Population by Islands" (PDF). National Bureau of Statistics. Retrieved 6 August 2018.
  7. ^ Atoll Research Bulletin. National Museum of Natural History. January 2012. p. 166.
  8. ^ Atoll Research Bulletin. National Museum of Natural History. January 2012. p. 173.
  9. ^ "Panel of Medical Centers" (PDF). Allied Insurance Company. Retrieved 16 August 2018.