Funadhoo (Shaviyani Atoll)

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Funadhoo
Inhabited island
Funadhoo is located in Maldives
Funadhoo
Funadhoo
Location in Maldives
Coordinates: 6°8′53.7″N 73°17′24.07″E / 6.148250°N 73.2900194°E / 6.148250; 73.2900194Coordinates: 6°8′53.7″N 73°17′24.07″E / 6.148250°N 73.2900194°E / 6.148250; 73.2900194
CountryMaldives
Geographic atollMiladhummadulhu Atoll
Administrative atollShaviyani Atoll
Distance to Malé219.52 km (136.40 mi)
Dimensions
 • Length2.350 km (1.460 mi)
 • Width0.450 km (0.280 mi)
Population (2014)[1]
 • Total2,104 (including foreigners)
Time zoneUTC+05:00 (MST)

Funadhoo (Dhivehi: ފުނަދޫ) is one of the inhabited islands of the Shaviyani Atoll administrative division and geographically part of the Miladhummadulhu Atoll in the Maldives.

History[edit]

Toponymy[edit]

Funadhoo is a very common Maldivian place name and is derived from the Dhivehi name for the tree Calophyllum inophyllum (or Funa) which grows on the shores of some islands.

Geography[edit]

The island is 219.52 km (136 mi; 119 nmi) north of the country's capital, Malé.[2]

Governance[edit]

It was the capital of Shaviyani Atoll until 26 October 2009. Later government changed Atoll Capital to Sh.Milandhoo.

Demography[edit]

Historical population
YearPop.±%
2006 1,599—    
2014 2,019+26.3%
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. 33. Retrieved 10 August 2018.
  2. ^ "Coordinate Distance Calculator". Boulter.com. Retrieved 10 August 2018.
  3. ^ "Table 3.3: Total Maldivian Population by Islands" (PDF). National Bureau of Statistics. Retrieved 10 August 2018.