Innamaadhoo (Raa Atoll)

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Innamaadhoo
Inhabited island
Innamaadhoo is located in Maldives
Innamaadhoo
Innamaadhoo
Location in Maldives
Coordinates: 05°32′59″N 73°02′39″E / 5.54972°N 73.04417°E / 5.54972; 73.04417Coordinates: 05°32′59″N 73°02′39″E / 5.54972°N 73.04417°E / 5.54972; 73.04417
Country Maldives
Administrative atoll Raa Atoll
Distance to Malé 160.49 km (99.72 mi)
Dimensions
 • Length 0.875 km (0.544 mi)
 • Width 0.475 km (0.295 mi)
Population (2014)[1]
 • Total 577 (including foreigners)
Time zone UTC+05:00 (MST)

Innamaadhoo (Dhivehi: އިއްނަމާދޫ) is one of the inhabited islands of Raa Atoll in the Maldives.

Geography[edit]

The island is 160.49 km (100 mi; 87 nmi) north of the country's capital, Malé.[2]

Climate[edit]

Tropical monsoon climate prevails in the area. Average annual temperature in the neighborhood is 26°C. The warmest month is April, when the average temperature is 28°C, and the coldest is January, at 26°C. The annual average is 2,146 mm (84.5 in). The rainiest month is November, with an average of 363 mm (14.3 in) rainfall, and the driest is February, with 52 mm (2 in) rainfall.

Demography[edit]

Innamaadhoo counted 333 women and 383 men, as of September 2006.

Historical population
YearPop.±%
2006 537—    
2014 504−6.1%
2006-2014: Census populations
Source: [3]

Economy[edit]

Carpentry is the island's main business. On looking at the whole country, the carpentry experts are mostly from Innamaadhoo. From very small fishing boats to large ships are built on this island.

Even though wheat was grown a few decades ago, farming is not a very wide field.

The islanders used to fish a lot in the 1990s. Salting fish was a very wide field. Though, now, as the field perished, fishermen and fish-sellers are much less. The reason is believed to be because carpentry pays well (carpentry is a very good money-maker).

Inhabitants don't contribute directly to the field of tourism, which may be because there is no resort nearby. Though, a lot of diving boats, rowing boats and ferries, etc. (needed for resorts) are built here.

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 11 August 2018.
  2. ^ "Coordinate Distance Calculator". Boulter.com. Retrieved 11 August 2018.
  3. ^ "Table 3.3: Total Maldivian Population by Islands" (PDF). National Bureau of Statistics. Retrieved 11 August 2018.