Huraa (Kaafu Atoll)
|Administrative atoll||Kaafu Atoll|
|Distance to Malé||20.42 km (12.69 mi)|
|• Length||0.850 km (0.528 mi)|
|• Width||0.300 km (0.186 mi)|
|• Total||1,300 (including foreigners)|
|Time zone||UTC+05:00 (MST)|
Huraa is well known in the Maldivian history as the last royal dynasty to rule over Maldives has its root in Huraa island. It was founded in 1757 by Sultan al-Ghazi Hasan 'Izz ud-din. It is very important because it included Kings, Prime Ministers and many people from important government posts. This Dynasty started from Dhonmarudhuru Fadiththakurufaanu (Fadikkaleyfaanu) of Male' Atoll Hura. Historical evidence reveal that he was the son of a French man called 'Louise' and a Maldivian woman from Hura. Hura Dhomarudhuru is the grandfather of the first King of the Hura Dynasty, who was Ah'Sultanul Ghaazee Hassan Izzudhdhin (first) Siri Kularanmeeba Kaththiri Bavana Mahaaradhun (Dhonbandaarain). He was a national hero who saved the people from the rule of Malabars.
There is a mangrove swamp located to the north of the island, declared protected nature reserve. Its environment with its unique vegetation provide safe resting place for species of protected birds. In a study conducted by the IUCN, ten different varieties of trees were identified, some true mangrove and others mangrove associate plants.
|2006-2014: Census populations|
The people of the island are engaged mainly in fishing and tourism activities. Tourism is becoming the major economic activity since the advent of local guest houses in the island.
- "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 7 August 2018.
- "Coordinate Distance Calculator". Boulter.com. Retrieved 7 August 2018.
- "Table 3.3: Total Maldivian Population by Islands" (PDF). National Bureau of Statistics. Retrieved 7 August 2018.
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