Maakurathu (Raa Atoll)

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Maakurathu
Inhabited island
Maakurathu is located in Maldives
Maakurathu
Maakurathu
Location in Maldives
Coordinates: 05°36′20″N 73°02′35″E / 5.60556°N 73.04306°E / 5.60556; 73.04306Coordinates: 05°36′20″N 73°02′35″E / 5.60556°N 73.04306°E / 5.60556; 73.04306
Country Maldives
Administrative atoll Raa Atoll
Distance to Malé 165.96 km (103.12 mi)
Government
 • Island Chief Ahmed Shifaan
Area
 • Total 0.4422 km2 (0.1707 sq mi)
Dimensions
 • Length 0.925 km (0.575 mi)
 • Width 0.825 km (0.513 mi)
Population
 • Total 1,205
 • Density 2,700/km2 (7,100/sq mi)
Time zone MST (UTC+05:00)

Maakurathu (Dhivehi: މާކުރަތު) is one of the inhabited islands of Raa Atoll in the Maldives.

Population of the island is 1200 according to the census of 2012, of which 579 are women and 621 are men. Maakurathu's population growth rate is 11 children per annum and has the 8th highest population in the atoll.

Maakurathu's location coordinates are 73°02′52″E, 05°36′41″N. Maakurathu is approximately 3035 ft in length and 2706 ft in width, and the area of the island is approximately 4,671,537sq.ft. The island is located 166.08 km from Maldivian capital Male’.

The main source of the community's income comes from lobster and seafood trade, fishing, agriculture, masonry, thatch weaving and rope making.

There is one government school, “Maakurathu School”. which provides education from grade 1 to 10 and one pre-school which is owned and run by the public and backed by Maakurathu Sports Club which provides education for Lower and Upper Kindergarten.

There are 3 mosques on the island among, 1 for men and 2 for women; namely Majid-Al-Salaam, Masjid-Al-Anwaar and Masjid-Al-(******). The 2 mosques for women are relatively small compared to the mosque for men. Masjid-Al-Salaam was completely demolished in August 2007 to build a new mosque.

Government Offices In Maakurathu[edit]

  • 1 - Maakurathu council edhaaraa
  • 2 - Maakurathu Mejistrat Court
  • 3 - Mosques
  • 4 - Maakurathu School
  • 5 - Maakurathu Health Post

Clubs and NGO's In Maakurathu[edit]

There are three clubs and NGO's operating in Maakurathu. They are:

  • 1 - Maakurathu Sports Club (Registered Date: 1 March 2000)
  • 2 - Maakurathu Akuveringe Dhirun (Registered Date: 17 January 2005)
  • 3 - People's Association of Maakurathu - PEAMA (Registered Date: 2009)
  • 4 - Jamiyyathul islaah [Registered Date: 20 January 2015]

Education Center in Maakurathu[edit]

  • 1 - School 1
  • 2 - Pre-school 1
  • 3 - Quran class 1

Holhu ashi in a Maakurath[edit]

  • 1 - Thohtho adaa
  • 2 - Fini ashi 3
  • 3 - Ruhgadu
  • 4 - Valu city adaa
  • 5 - Jaabiru adaa
  • 6 _ dark town (kukuu kanmathi)
  • 7 - Rai Adaa
  • 8 - Fithuroan Adaa

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