Kelaa (Haa Alif Atoll)
|Geographic atoll||Thiladhunmathi Atoll|
|Administrative atoll||Haa Alif Atoll|
|Distance to Malé||308.54 km (191.72 mi)|
|• Council||Kelaa Island Council|
|• Length||3.06 km (1.90 mi)|
|• Width||1.04 km (0.65 mi)|
|Time zone||MST (UTC+05:00)|
|Area code(s)||650, 20|
Kelaa (Dhivehi: ކެލާ) is one of the inhabited islands of Haa Alif Atoll and geographically part of Thiladhummathi Atoll in the north of the Maldives. It is an island-level administrative constituency governed by the Kelaa Island Council.
In 1934, the British established a staging post here and until the end of World War II, it functioned as the northerly counterpart to RAF Gan in the south of the country. A mosque built during the reign of Sultan Mohamed Ibn Ali (Muhammad Mohyeddine) (AD 1692-1701) of the Utheemy Dynastry still stands today as a historical place of interest on the island. This was the king who re-established the Islamic penal code.
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