Himmafushi (Kaafu Atoll)

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Himmafushi
View of Jafana Park, A famous beach area in Himmafushi.
View of Jafana Park, A famous beach area in Himmafushi.
Himmafushi is located in Maldives
Himmafushi
Himmafushi
Location in Maldives
Coordinates: 04°18′33″N 73°34′15″E / 4.30917°N 73.57083°E / 4.30917; 73.57083Coordinates: 04°18′33″N 73°34′15″E / 4.30917°N 73.57083°E / 4.30917; 73.57083
CountryMaldives
Administrative atollKaafu Atoll
Distance to Malé16.32 km (10.14 mi)
Government
 • CouncilHimmafushi Council
Dimensions
 • Length0.900 km (0.559 mi)
 • Width0.750 km (0.466 mi)
Population
 (2014)[1]
 • Total1,725 (including foreigners)
Time zoneUTC+05:00 (MST)
Websitevisithimmafushi.com
himmafushi.com

Himmafushi (Dhivehi: ހިއްމަފުށި) is one of the inhabited islands of Kaafu Atoll.

Geography[edit]

The island is 16.32 km (10 mi; 9 nmi) northeast of the country's capital, Malé.[2] It is located in North Malé Atoll. Himmafushi is about 18 km (11 mi) from Male Airport. The only way to reach it is by boat.

Demography[edit]

Historical population
YearPop.±%
2006 1,007—    
2014 1,334+32.5%
2006-2014: Census populations
Source: [3]

Economy[edit]

The island has its own fish processing company and a boat building facility to ease the demands of its own people.

Infrastructure[edit]

Himmafushi has about 850 locals but the population can rise to over 2000 as Himmafushi also houses the minor delinquent prison and a drug rehabilitation centre. Industry in Himmafushi consists of a water bottling facility and a tuna factory.

Tourism[edit]

Himmafushi is less than a km long and wide. There is no alcohol obtainable on the island.

Sport[edit]

Himmafushi, a local island, is geographically recognized for its surfing and diving spots.

Transport[edit]

To reach the hotels on Himmafushi Island, a public ferryboat or chartered speedboat can be arranged.

Ferry[edit]

The ferry takes 50 minutes to reach Himmafushi Island. The ferry departs from Male’ at 14:30 hrs, and the return journey departs from Himmafushi Island at 08:00 hrs. For flights landing after 13:00 hrs, passengers need to take the speedboat transfer or make arrangements to stay in Male’.

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. 34. 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.