Hangnaameedhoo (Alif Dhaal Atoll)

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Hangnaameedhoo

ހަންޏާމީދޫ
Hangnaameedhoo is located in Maldives
Hangnaameedhoo
Hangnaameedhoo
Location in Maldives
Coordinates: 03°50′57″N 72°57′18″E / 3.84917°N 72.95500°E / 3.84917; 72.95500Coordinates: 03°50′57″N 72°57′18″E / 3.84917°N 72.95500°E / 3.84917; 72.95500
CountryMaldives
Geographic atollAri Atoll
Administrative atollAlif Dhaal Atoll
Distance to Malé71.29 km (44.30 mi)
Dimensions
 • Length0.950 km (0.590 mi)
 • Width0.225 km (0.140 mi)
Population
 (2014)[1]
 • Total517 (including foreigners)
Time zoneUTC+05:00 (MST)

Hangnaameedhoo (Dhivehi: ހަންޏާމީދޫ) is one of the inhabited islands of Ari Atoll, belonging to the Alif Dhaal Atoll administrative division.

Geography[edit]

The island is 71.29 km (44 mi; 38 nmi) southwest of the country's capital, Malé.[2]

Demography[edit]

Historical population
YearPop.±%
2006 458—    
2014 481+5.0%
2006-2014: Census populations
Source: [3]

Economy[edit]

As of January 2020 there are 12 guest house in Hangnaameedhoo. The guest houses provide the island with direct employment, and many other indirect economic benefits to the island. Most guest houses are funded by direct investments by local residents of the island.

Guest houses provide various excursions, including: whale shark watching, manta rays, off island snorkeling, fishing, scuba diving, sand bank and picnic island visiting (including overnight staying).

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 6 August 2018.
  3. ^ "Table 3.3: Total Maldivian Population by Islands" (PDF). National Bureau of Statistics. Retrieved 6 August 2018.