Lhaimagu (Shaviyani Atoll)

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Lhaimagu
Inhabited island
Lhaimagu is located in Maldives
Lhaimagu
Lhaimagu
Location in Maldives
Coordinates: 06°09′45″N 73°15′00″E / 6.16250°N 73.25000°E / 6.16250; 73.25000Coordinates: 06°09′45″N 73°15′00″E / 6.16250°N 73.25000°E / 6.16250; 73.25000
Country Maldives
Geographic atoll Miladhummadulhu Atoll
Administrative atoll Shaviyani Atoll
Distance to Malé 221.62 km (137.71 mi)
Government
 • Island Chief Ibrahim Nameem and Muhammad Hameed
Dimensions
 • Length 0.850 km (0.528 mi)
 • Width 0.630 km (0.391 mi)
Population (2014)[1]
 • Total 597 (including foreigners)
Time zone UTC+05:00 (MST)

Lhaimagu (Dhivehi: ޅައިމަގު) is one of the inhabited islands of the Shaviyani Atoll administrative division and geographically part of the Miladhummadulhu Atoll in the Maldives.

History[edit]

Lhaimagu is well known among the Maldivian for Lhaimagu Faqeeraa, who is a mystic supposed to be from Lhaimagu. He is most famously mentioned in the folklore of Dhonhiyala aaie Alifulhu.

Another legendary figure is Hadheebee Kamanaa to whom is dedicated Hadheebee Magu and Hadheebee mosque in Male'.

Geography[edit]

The island is 221.62 km (138 mi; 120 nmi) north of the country's capital, Malé.[2]

The island is considered a medium-sized island by Maldive standards, measuring 850 metres (930 yd) by 603 metres (659 yd).

Demography[edit]

Historical population
YearPop.±%
2006 529—    
2014 562+6.2%
2006-2014: Census populations
Source: [3]

Transport[edit]

A dhoni ride from the capital Male' could take approximately 10 hours, while a speedboat would take about 3 hours to reach the island.

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.