Hirimaradhoo (Haa Dhaalu Atoll)

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Hirimaradhoo
Hirimaradhoo is located in Maldives
Hirimaradhoo
Hirimaradhoo
Location in Maldives
Coordinates: 06°43′34″N 73°01′19″E / 6.72611°N 73.02194°E / 6.72611; 73.02194Coordinates: 06°43′34″N 73°01′19″E / 6.72611°N 73.02194°E / 6.72611; 73.02194
CountryMaldives
Geographic atollThiladhummathi Atoll
Administrative atollHaa Dhaalu Atoll
Distance to Malé287.2 km (178.5 mi)
Dimensions
 • Length1.050 km (0.652 mi)
 • Width0.560 km (0.348 mi)
Population
(2014)[1]
 • Total335 (including foreigners)
Time zoneUTC+05:00 (MST)

Hirimaradhoo (Dhivehi: ހިރިމަރަދޫ) is one of the inhabited islands of Haa Dhaalu Atoll administrative division and geographically part of Thiladhummathi Atoll in the north of the Maldives.

Geography[edit]

The island is 287.2 km (178 mi; 155 nmi) north of the country's capital, Malé.[2]

Ecology[edit]

The reefs around the island is home to manta rays, reef sharks[SIA disambiguation needed], sea turtles and an impressive amount and variety of fish. Hirimaradhoo Thila is the best-known spot for observing Rhinobatids or guitar sharks.

Demography[edit]

Historical population
YearPop.±%
2006 351—    
2014 315−10.3%
2006-2014: Census populations
Source: [3]

Governance[edit]

Hirimaradhoo was involved in the alleged 2008 election fraud in the Maldives where 50 votes were forged.

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. 33. Retrieved 10 August 2018.
  2. ^ "Coordinate Distance Calculator". Boulter.com. Retrieved 10 August 2018.
  3. ^ "Table 3.3: Total Maldivian Population by Islands" (PDF). National Bureau of Statistics. Retrieved 10 August 2018.