Kelaa (Haa Alif Atoll)
|Geographic atoll||Thiladhunmathi Atoll|
|Administrative atoll||Haa Alif Atoll|
|Distance to Malé||309.66 km (192.41 mi)|
|• Council||Kelaa Island Council|
|• Length||3.06 km (1.90 mi)|
|• Width||1.04 km (0.65 mi)|
|• Total||1,074 (including foreigners)|
|Time zone||UTC+05:00 (MST)|
|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. It is situated 400km west of Trivandrum the capital city of Indian state of Kerala.
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.
|2006-2014: Census populations|
- "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 9 August 2018.
- "Coordinate Distance Calculator". Boulter.com. Retrieved 9 August 2018.
- "Table 3.3: Total Maldivian Population by Islands" (PDF). National Bureau of Statistics. Retrieved 9 August 2018.