Himandhoo (Alif Alif Atoll)

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to navigation Jump to search
Himandhoo is located in Maldives
Location in Maldives
Coordinates: 03°55′15″N 72°44′35″E / 3.92083°N 72.74306°E / 3.92083; 72.74306Coordinates: 03°55′15″N 72°44′35″E / 3.92083°N 72.74306°E / 3.92083; 72.74306
Administrative atollAlif Alif Atoll
Distance to Malé89.57 km (55.66 mi)
 • Length0.750 km (0.466 mi)
 • Width0.425 km (0.264 mi)
 • Total724 (including foreigners)
Time zoneUTC+05:00 (MST)

Himandhoo (Dhivehi: ހިމެންދޫ) is one of the inhabited islands of Alif Alif Atoll.


The island is 89.57 km (56 mi; 48 nmi) west of the country's capital, Malé.[2] A short seaplane journey from MLE International Airport would take aprox 25-45 minutes to reach at this pristine piece of land at North Alif Atoll. Speedboat transfer options are also available to reach to the island.


Historical population
2006 515—    
2014 667+29.5%
2006-2014: Census populations
Source: [3]



The exclusivity of area around this unique Maldivian island has been discovered by many international travellers since a long time. Well known dive spots and white sand beaches around area are so famous that it gained attraction for thousands of travellers every year. The island is gifted with its very own unbeatable house reef for snorkelers, beautiful beaches, infinite lagoon for kite and wind surfers. Around 700+ islanders who live on the Island are well known for their kindness and always-friendly attitude towards life, now creating better opportunities and transforming their lives in to new doors to everlasting peace and to become an exemplary destination for hospitality business.


In 2007 a standoff occurred when Maldivan authorities investigating the 2007 Malé bombing attempted to enter the Dar-al-Khuir mosque on the island. A 40-hour standoff ensued between authorities and male congregants, ending in the arrest of 60 men and boys, and injuries to 30 police.[4]


  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 12 August 2018.
  2. ^ "Coordinate Distance Calculator". Boulter.com. Retrieved 12 August 2018.
  3. ^ "Table 3.3: Total Maldivian Population by Islands" (PDF). National Bureau of Statistics. Retrieved 12 August 2018.
  4. ^ Chan Tau Chou. Maldives faces social divide. Al Jazeera English. 6 November 2007.