Hinnavaru

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Hinnavaru
ހިންނަވަރު
Inhabited island
Hinnavaru is located in Maldives
Hinnavaru
Hinnavaru
Location in Maldives
Coordinates: 05°29′35″N 73°24′46″E / 5.49306°N 73.41278°E / 5.49306; 73.41278Coordinates: 05°29′35″N 73°24′46″E / 5.49306°N 73.41278°E / 5.49306; 73.41278
Country Maldives
Administrative atoll Lhaviyani Atoll
Distance to Malé 146.61 km (91.10 mi)
Area
 • Total 0.5314 km2 (0.2052 sq mi)
Dimensions
 • Length 1.162 km (0.722 mi)
 • Width 0.584 km (0.363 mi)
Population (June 2016)
 • Total 4,808
 • Density 9,000/km2 (23,000/sq mi)
Time zone MST (UTC+05:00)

Hinnavaru (Dhivehi: ހިންނަވަރު) is one of the inhabited islands of Lhaviyani Atoll.

Hinnavaru is north of the capital, Male'. It has a population of more than 4000 people. There are around 715 houses registered, but people live in only around 480 houses.

Population[edit]

The registered population as of June 2012 was 4,676 (2404 male and 2272 female).

As per the census of 2006, Hinnavaru had a population of 3,017 (1358 male and 1359 female). The island had a literacy rate of 96.48%. The population of the Island had declined by 1.04% when compared to the 2000 census. By the census of 2014, the number had declined to 2422.

Hinnavaru is the second most populous island in the Lhaviyani Atoll.

Economy[edit]

The youth (age 15-20) unemployment rate, as of 2006, was at 35%.

Communication[edit]

The available communication services are good in Hinnavaru. Both Wataniya and Dhiraagu services are available at good quality. 94% of the population uses communication services.[citation needed] A large portion of the population uses internet service.[citation needed]

Reclamation[edit]

Reclamation of land in Hinnavaru was a drastic change in Hinnavaru. The project was carried out by Boskalis International B.V. ING.

Utilities[edit]

Harbour[edit]

As a help from Kuwait Fund for Arab Economic Development (KFAED) after the 2004 tsunami, a project was carried out in two stages. After the second stage the harbour was inaugurated on 20 November 2010.

Electricity[edit]

Electricity is provided to the island by State Electrical Company (STELCO).

Sewerage system[edit]

A sewarage system was installed by the government of the Maldives, established on 31 January 2011. It was built under the Kuwait Fund for Arab Economic Development (KFAED).

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