Maalhos (Alif Alif Atoll)

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For other islands, see Maalhos (disambiguation) and Maalhos.
Inhabited island
Maalhos is located in Maldives
Location in Maldives
Coordinates: 03°59′08″N 72°43′05″E / 3.98556°N 72.71806°E / 3.98556; 72.71806Coordinates: 03°59′08″N 72°43′05″E / 3.98556°N 72.71806°E / 3.98556; 72.71806
Country Maldives
Administrative atoll Alif Alif Atoll
Distance to Malé 90.01 km (55.93 mi)
 • Length 0.975 km (0.606 mi)
 • Width 0.375 km (0.233 mi)
 • Total 625
Time zone MST (UTC+05:00)
Maalhos Lighthouse
Location Maalhos
Alifu Alifu Atoll
Coordinates 3°59′14.0″N 72°43′14.9″E / 3.987222°N 72.720806°E / 3.987222; 72.720806
Foundation concrete base
Construction metal skeletal tower
Tower shape square pyramidal skeletal tower
Focal height 15 metres (49 ft)
Current lens solar power
Range 10 nautical miles (19 km; 12 mi)
Characteristic Fl (2) W 10s.
Admiralty number F0765.4
NGA number 27415[1][2]

Maalhos (Dhivehi: މާޅޮސް) is one of the inhabited islands of Ari Atoll, belonging to the Alif Alif Atoll administrative division. Maalhos is the westernmost island of the Maldives.


Buddhist remains have been found in Maalhos, a small porites stupa known locally as 'Mudu', and a Porites urn with Vajrayana inscriptions.

See also[edit]


  1. ^ Maldives The Lighthouse Directory. University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Retrieved 10 October 2016
  2. ^ NGA List of Lights – Pub.112 Retrieved 10 October 2016