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Baa Kihaadhoo
View of Kihaadhoo from west side
Kihaadhoo is located in Maldives
Location in Maldives
Coordinates: 05°12′56″N 73°07′30″E / 5.21556°N 73.12500°E / 5.21556; 73.12500Coordinates: 05°12′56″N 73°07′30″E / 5.21556°N 73.12500°E / 5.21556; 73.12500
Geographic atollMaalhosmadulu Dhekunuburi
Administrative atollBaa Atoll
Distance to Malé122.67 km (76.22 mi)
 • CouncilAhmed Rasheed (P), Abdulla Faisal, Mohamed Ashraf, Mohamed Shareef, Abdulla Muaz
 • Total0.265 km2 (0.102 sq mi)
 • Length0.840 km (0.522 mi)
 • Width0.490 km (0.304 mi)
 • Total360 (including foreigners)
Time zoneUTC+05:00 (MST)
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Kihaadhoo (Dhivehi: ކިހާދޫ) is one of the inhabited islands of Baa Atoll.


It was evident that the people have lived in the eastern part of the island at first, and moved to the current place about 80 years ago. The migration was mainly due to contamination of groundwater and increased death rate. There were so many stories regarding the migrations and the recent migration was only about 35 years ago when people of Kihaadhoo was taken to Baa Hithaadhoo from which they came back due to discriminations and minority issues.


The island is 122.67 km (76 mi; 66 nmi) north of the country's capital, Malé.[2] The Island Kihaadhoo is located in northern central of South Maalhosmadulu or Baa Atoll. Even though the population of the island is small, the island itself is the third largest island in Baa Atoll with a land area of 26.4 ha (65 acres). The closest inhabited island is Dhonfanu, to which its takes only few minutes to go by a dhoani. The island has a small harbour for transporting goods and people from nearby islands.


Historical population
2006 275—    
2014 345+25.5%
2006-2014: Census populations
Source: [3]


The main income for people of Kihaadhoo includes tourism, fishing and some agricultural activities. The island is famous in weaving from coconut leaves and it holds a strong name in the Maldivian society.


Kihaadhoo school which is now built at the western part of the island provide education for all school age children of Kihaadhoo and some students from neighboring places.


  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 12 August 2018.
  2. ^ "Coordinate Distance Calculator". Retrieved 12 August 2018.
  3. ^ "Table 3.3: Total Maldivian Population by Islands" (PDF). National Bureau of Statistics. Retrieved 12 August 2018.