Hathifushi (Haa Alif Atoll)

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For other islands, see Hathifushi (disambiguation).
Uninhabited island
Hathifushi is located in Maldives
Location in Maldives =
Coordinates: 7°1′12″N 72°49′49″E / 7.02000°N 72.83028°E / 7.02000; 72.83028Coordinates: 7°1′12″N 72°49′49″E / 7.02000°N 72.83028°E / 7.02000; 72.83028
Country Maldives
Administrative atoll Haa Alif Atoll
Distance to Malé 322.37 km (200.31 mi)
 • Length 0.270 km (0.168 mi)
 • Width 0.170 km (0.106 mi)
 • Total 260
Time zone MST (UTC+05:00)

Hathifushi (Dhivehi: ހަތިފުށި) was one of the inhabited islands of Haa Alif Atoll and is geographically part of the Ihavandhippolhu Atoll in the Maldives.

Hathifushi people now live in the island of Hanimaadhoo in Haa Dhaalu atoll. Before the relocation, Hathifushi was one of the non-smoking islands of the Maldives with the island chief levying a fine of Rf5,000 (approx. US$400) on any person if proven to commit an act of smoking. The other non-smoking islands of Maldives are Berinmadhoo, Nolhivaranfaru, and Madifushi.