Hirilandhoo (Thaa Atoll)

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Hirilandhoo is located in Maldives
Location in Maldives
Coordinates: 02°16′20″N 72°55′50″E / 2.27222°N 72.93056°E / 2.27222; 72.93056Coordinates: 02°16′20″N 72°55′50″E / 2.27222°N 72.93056°E / 2.27222; 72.93056
Administrative atollThaa Atoll
Distance to Malé220.03 km (136.72 mi)
 • Length1.275 km (0.792 mi)
 • Width0.750 km (0.466 mi)
 • Total1,039 (including foreigners)
Time zoneUTC+05:00 (MST)

Hirilandhoo (Dhivehi: ހިރިލަންދޫ) is one of the inhabited islands of Thaa Atoll in the Maldives.


The island is one of the oldest recognised in the country. A box containing a copper plate of 9th century was found in the island.


The island is 220.03 km (137 mi; 119 nmi) south of the country's capital, Malé.[2]


Historical population
2006 845—    
2014 953+12.8%
2006-2014: Census populations
Source: [3]


Hirilandhoo is the most industrialized island in the atoll and region and has become a centre for boat crafting.

Fisheries is the traditional economic activity however with modern technology and modern boat crafting, fisheries industry had grown rapidly. Local entrepreneurs process value added products including vacuum dried fish in an immanence quantity to be sold in domestic market. The people live an average life, every one willing to work has some means of getting income. The average male gets 200mrf each day, as of 2008. The fishermen on the island are hard working. The annual catch for the islanders is increasing year by year.


The people of the island are famous for their recreational excellence over the other islands of the region. They have a history of music and dance.


  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 13 August 2018.
  2. ^ "Coordinate Distance Calculator". Boulter.com. Retrieved 13 August 2018.
  3. ^ "Table 3.3: Total Maldivian Population by Islands" (PDF). National Bureau of Statistics. Retrieved 13 August 2018.