Haa Dhaalu Atoll

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Haa Dhaalu Atoll
Haa Dhaalu.png
CountryMaldives
Corresponding geographic atoll(s)Thiladhunmathi Dekunuburi
Location6° 48' N and 6° 30' N
CapitalKulhudhuffushi
Government
 • Atoll chief-
Population
 • Total18,515
Letter codeB
Dhivehi letter codeHDh (ހދ)
• Number of islands38
• Inhabited islands
• Uninhabited islands
  • Bodunaagoashi
  • Dafaru Fasgandu
  • Dhorukanduhuraa
  • Faridhoo
  • Maavaidhoo
  • Fenboahuraa
  • Hirinaidhoo
  • Hondaafushi
  • Hondaidhoo
  • Innafushi
  • Kamana
  • Kattalafushi
  • Kaylakunu
  • Kudamuraidhoo
  • Kudanaagoashi
  • Muiri
  • Rasfushi
  • Ruffushi
  • Vaikaramuraidhoo
  • Veligandu
Resort islands(*), airports(¤) and industrial islands are also considered uninhabited.

Haa Dhaalu Atoll is the code name based on the letters of the Maldivian alphabet commonly used to refer to the administrative division (known as "Atoll") officially known as South Thiladhunmathi Atoll (Maldivian: Thiladhunmathi Dhekunuburi) in the Maldives.

The administrative division consists of the southern section of natural Thiladhunmathi Atoll (which is shared with North Thiladhunmathi (Haa Alifu) Atoll) and Makunudhoo or Maamakunudhoo Atoll (Malcolm Atoll in the Admiralty Charts) with its large reef.

The capital of the administrative division is Kulhudhuffushi.

Islands[edit]

Haa Dhaalu Atoll is located in Haa Dhaalu Atoll
Dhipparufushi
Dhipparufushi
Faridhoo
Faridhoo
Fenboahuraa
Fenboahuraa
Hirinaidhoo
Hirinaidhoo
Hondaafushi
Hondaafushi
Hondaidhoo
Hondaidhoo
Innafushi
Innafushi
Kanamana
Kanamana
Kattalafushi
Kattalafushi
Keylakunu
Keylakunu
Kunburudhoo
Kunburudhoo
Kudafaru
Kudafaru
Kudamuraidhoo
Kudamuraidhoo
Maavaidhoo
Maavaidhoo
Muiri
Muiri
Naagoashi
Naagoashi
Rahburi
Rahburi
Ruffushi
Ruffushi
Theefaridhoo
Theefaridhoo
Vaikaramuraidhoo
Vaikaramuraidhoo
Veligandu
Veligandu

History[edit]

Thiladhunmathi Atoll was divided into northern and southern divisions on 21 May 1958, thus creating the South Thiladhunmathi Atoll administrative division. The northern part of the atoll became North Thiladhunmati Atoll.

The capital of South Thiladhunmathi Atoll was Nolhivaranfaru before it was moved to Kulhudhuffushi on May 6, 1992.

Transport[edit]

South Thiladhunmathi is linked by air with the Maldivian capital of Malé as there is a domestic airport on the island of Hanimaadhoo, which is about 15 km from Kulhudhuffushi.

References[edit]

  • Divehi Tārīkhah Au Alikameh. Divehi Bahāi Tārikhah Khidmaiykurā Qaumī Markazu. Reprint 1958 edn. Malé 1990.
  • Divehiraajjege Jōgrafīge Vanavaru. Muhammadu Ibrahim Lutfee. G.Sōsanī.
  • Xavier Romero-Frias, The Maldive Islanders, A Study of the Popular Culture of an Ancient Ocean Kingdom. Barcelona 1999.

Coordinates: 6°37′N 72°52′E / 6.617°N 72.867°E / 6.617; 72.867