Kolamaafushi

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Kolamaafushi
Inhabited island
Kolamaafushi is located in Maldives
Kolamaafushi
Kolamaafushi
Location in Maldives
Coordinates: 00°50′15″N 73°11′10″E / 0.83750°N 73.18611°E / 0.83750; 73.18611Coordinates: 00°50′15″N 73°11′10″E / 0.83750°N 73.18611°E / 0.83750; 73.18611
Country Maldives
Administrative atoll Gaafu Alif Atoll
Distance to Malé 372.11 km (231.22 mi)
Dimensions
 • Length 0.675 km (0.419 mi)
 • Width 0.550 km (0.342 mi)
Population
 • Total 1,857
Time zone MST (UTC+05:00)

Kolamaafushi (Dhivehi: ކޮލަމާފުށި) is one of the inhabited islands of Gaafu Alif Atoll.

It is one of the remotest islands in the Huvadhu Atoll, being about 20 km away from the closest inhabited island. The island is connected to the nearby Kolaa island by a narrow causeway.

Statistics[edit]

The total population of Kolamaafushi is 1857. There are 1085 women in Kolamaafushi which includes 228 below the age of 18, 801 between 18–65 years and 35 above 65 years. As of men, there are a total of 779 men: 238 under 18 years, 505 between 18–65 years and 36 above 65 years.[1]

Economy[edit]

Traditionally, its economic activity is pole and line fishing for Tuna (Skipjacks, Yellowfins, Big-eyes ets) using modern mechanized boats. The businessmen of Kolamaafushi have also begun few other economic activities like agriculture, boat building and rearing of cattle (goats only). These activities are carried out in the uninhabited island, which was previously a separate island later joined to Kolamaafushi.

Education Centres[edit]

  • Atholhu Madharusaa 1
  • Edhuruge 8
  • Pre School 2
  • Tuition Class 2
  • Quran Class 2

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