Maalhos (Alif Alif Atoll)

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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
Administrative atollAlif Alif Atoll
Distance to Malé90.28 km (56.10 mi)
 • Length0.975 km (0.606 mi)
 • Width0.375 km (0.233 mi)
 • Total434 (including foreigners)
Time zoneUTC+05:00 (MST)
Maalhos Lighthouse Edit this at Wikidata
Foundationconcrete base
Constructionmetal skeletal tower[2][3]
Tower shapesquare pyramidal skeletal tower
Focal height15 m (49 ft) Edit this on Wikidata
Light sourcesolar power
Range10 nmi (19 km; 12 mi) Edit this on Wikidata
CharacteristicFl(2) W 10s Edit this on Wikidata
Admiralty numberF0765.4 Edit this on Wikidata
NGA number27415

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



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


The island is 90.28 km (56 mi; 49 nmi) west of the country's capital, Malé.[4] Maalhos is the westernmost island of Ari Atoll.


Historical population
2006 248—    
2014 408+64.5%
2006-2014: Census populations
Source: [5]

See also[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. 35. Retrieved 12 August 2018.
  2. ^ Maldives The Lighthouse Directory. University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Retrieved 10 October 2016
  3. ^ NGA List of Lights – Pub.112 Retrieved 10 October 2016
  4. ^ "Coordinate Distance Calculator". Retrieved 12 August 2018.
  5. ^ "Table 3.3: Total Maldivian Population by Islands" (PDF). National Bureau of Statistics. Retrieved 12 August 2018.