Hanimaadhoo (Haa Dhaalu Atoll)

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Beach, north Hanimaadhoo
Beach, north Hanimaadhoo
Hanimaadhoo is located in Maldives
Location in Maldives
Coordinates: 06°45′57″N 73°10′33″E / 6.76583°N 73.17583°E / 6.76583; 73.17583Coordinates: 06°45′57″N 73°10′33″E / 6.76583°N 73.17583°E / 6.76583; 73.17583
Geographic atollThiladhummathi Atoll
Administrative atollHaa Dhaalu Atoll
Distance to Malé288.84 km (179.48 mi)
 • Length6.800 km (4.225 mi)
 • Width0.730 km (0.454 mi)
 • Total1,951 (including foreigners)
Time zoneUTC+05:00 (MST)

Hanimaadhoo (Dhivehi: ހަނިމާދޫ) is one of the inhabited islands of Haa Dhaalu Atoll administrative division and geographically part of Thiladhummathi Atoll in the north of the Maldives.


The island is 288.84 km (179 mi; 156 nmi) north of the country's capital, Malé.[2]


The Hanomaadhoo Meteorological Observatory is located on this island. Many flight scientific research such as those investigating aerosol concentrations in the atmosphere and the Brown Cloud phenomenon have been initiated from Hanimaadhoo.

On 16 April 2016, Hanimaadhoo recorded a temperature of 34.9 °C (94.8 °F), which is the highest temperature to have ever been recorded in the Maldives.[3]


Islanders from Hathifushi and Hondaidhoo have been relocated to Hanimaadhoo in the recent years.

Historical population
2006 1,184—    
2014 1,618+36.7%
2006-2014: Census populations
Source: [4]


The island is planned to be one of the developmental centres of the newly planned Mathi-Uthuru Province.


The island is the site of Hanimaadhoo Airport, one of the few domestic airports of the Maldives.



  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. ^ "Exceptional Heat Wave 2016". Meteo France. Archived from the original on 28 April 2016. Retrieved 29 April 2016.
  4. ^ "Table 3.3: Total Maldivian Population by Islands" (PDF). National Bureau of Statistics. Retrieved 10 August 2018.