Landhoo (Noonu Atoll)

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Landhoo
Inhabited island
Landhoo is located in Maldives
Landhoo
Landhoo
Location in Maldives
Coordinates: 05°52′44″N 73°28′04″E / 5.87889°N 73.46778°E / 5.87889; 73.46778Coordinates: 05°52′44″N 73°28′04″E / 5.87889°N 73.46778°E / 5.87889; 73.46778
Country Maldives
Geographic atoll Miladhummadulhu Atoll
Administrative atoll Southern Miladhunmadulu
Distance to Malé 188.45 km (117.10 mi)
Dimensions
 • Length 1.245 km (0.774 mi)
 • Width 1.040 km (0.646 mi)
Population (2014)[1]
 • Total 665 (including foreigners)
Time zone UTC+05:00 (MST)

Landhoo (Dhivehi: ލަންދޫ) is one of the inhabited islands of Southern Miladhunmadulhu Atoll, administrative code Noonu Atoll.

History[edit]

Archaeology[edit]

This island has large ruins from the historical Maldivian Buddhist era. On the northwest side of the island there is an ancient mound known as "Maabadhige Haitha" by the local people. This is the ruins of a Buddhist Stupa. The diameter of the mound is 292 feet and the height is 28 feet.

The remains in this island are probably the single most important Buddhist ruins in the Northern region of the Maldives.

Geography[edit]

The island is 188.45 km (117 mi; 102 nmi) north of the country's capital, Malé.[2]

Demography[edit]

Historical population
YearPop.±%
2006 582—    
2014 652+12.0%
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. 
  • Divehi Tārīkhah Au Alikameh. Divehi Bahāi Tārikhah Khidmaiykurā Qaumī Markazu. Reprint 1958 edn. Malé 1990.
  • Divehiraajjege Jōgrafīge Vanavaru. Muhammadu Ibrahim Lutfee. G.Sōsanī.
  • Romero-Frias, Xavier (1999). The Maldive Islanders, A Study of the Popular Culture of an Ancient Ocean Kingdom. Barcelona. ISBN 9788472548015. OCLC 55148127.