Fulidhoo (Vaavu Atoll)

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Fulidhoo
ފުލިދޫ
Inhabited island
Fulidhoo is located in Maldives
Fulidhoo
Fulidhoo
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
Country Maldives
Geographic atoll Vaavu Atoll
Administrative atoll Vaavu Atoll
Distance to Malé 55.7 km (34.6 mi)
Dimensions
 • Length 0.675 km (0.419 mi)
 • Width 0.200 km (0.124 mi)
Population (2014)[1]
 • Total 372 (including foreigners)
Time zone UTC+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.

Geography[edit]

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]

Demography[edit]

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

Economy[edit]

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]

Healthcare[edit]

Fulidhoo has a pharmacy.[9]

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. 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. 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.