Maafaru (Noonu Atoll)

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Maafaru
Maafaru is located in Maldives
Maafaru
Maafaru
Location in Maldives
Coordinates: 05°49′55″N 73°28′49″E / 5.83194°N 73.48028°E / 5.83194; 73.48028Coordinates: 05°49′55″N 73°28′49″E / 5.83194°N 73.48028°E / 5.83194; 73.48028
CountryMaldives
Geographic atollMiladhummadulhu Atoll
Administrative atollSouthern Miladhunmadulu
Distance to Malé183.23 km (113.85 mi)
Dimensions
 • Length4.630 km (2.877 mi)
 • Width0.630 km (0.391 mi)
Population
(2014)[1]
 • Total715 (including foreigners)
Time zoneUTC+05:00 (MST)

Maafaru (Dhivehi: މާފަރު) is one of the inhabited islands of Noonu Atoll in the Maldives.

Geography[edit]

The island is 183.23 km (114 mi; 99 nmi) north of the country's capital, Malé.[2]

Demography[edit]

Historical population
YearPop.±%
2006 710—    
2014 697−1.8%
2006-2014: Census populations
Source: [3]

Transport[edit]

Maafaru Airport was built in 2018, having a 2,200 m (7,200 ft) runway,[4] and built with aid from the Abu Dhabi Fund for Development.[5]

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.
  4. ^ "Test flights to land at Maafaru Airport in July". Maldives Times. 23 June 2018. Retrieved 10 August 2018.
  5. ^ "Maafaru Airport will Open with Modern Facilities – Minister Zameer". Maldives News. 3 January 2018. Retrieved 10 August 2018.