Kumundhoo (Haa Dhaalu Atoll)

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Kumundhoo
Inhabited island
Kumundhoo is located in Maldives
Kumundhoo
Kumundhoo
Location in Maldives
Coordinates: 06°34′24″N 73°02′59″E / 6.57333°N 73.04972°E / 6.57333; 73.04972Coordinates: 06°34′24″N 73°02′59″E / 6.57333°N 73.04972°E / 6.57333; 73.04972
Country Maldives
Geographic atoll Thiladhummathi Atoll
Administrative atoll Haa Dhaalu Atoll
Distance to Malé 270.03 km (167.79 mi)
Dimensions
 • Length 2.350 km (1.460 mi)
 • Width 1.150 km (0.715 mi)
Population (2014)[1]
 • Total 886 (including foreigners)
Time zone UTC+05:00 (MST)

Kumundhoo (Dhivehi: ކުމުންދޫ) is one of the inhabited islands of Haa Dhaalu Atoll administrative division and geographically part of Thiladhummathi Atoll in the north of the Maldives.

History[edit]

An archaeological site from the pre-Islamic Buddhist era is found on the island. It is in the form of a stone circle known locally as Us-Kunna, possibly the remains of an ancient buddhist stupa.

Demonstrations in Kumundhoo in 2006 was among a long line of demonstrations against the government injustice and negligence of the outer islands by the government.

Geography[edit]

The island is 270.03 km (168 mi; 146 nmi) north of the country's capital, Malé.[2]

Demography[edit]

Historical population
YearPop.±%
2006 889—    
2014 859−3.4%
2006-2014: Census populations
Source: [3]

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. 33. Retrieved 10 August 2018. 
  2. ^ "Coordinate Distance Calculator". Boulter.com. Retrieved 10 August 2018. 
  3. ^ "Table 3.3: Total Maldivian Population by Islands" (PDF). National Bureau of Statistics. Retrieved 10 August 2018. 

External links[edit]

www.kumundhoo.com