Maalhos (Alif Alif Atoll)

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Maalhos
Inhabited island
Maalhos is located in Maldives
Maalhos
Maalhos
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 90.28 km (56.10 mi)
Dimensions
 • Length 0.975 km (0.606 mi)
 • Width 0.375 km (0.233 mi)
Population (2014)[1]
 • Total 434 (including foreigners)
Time zone UTC+05:00 (MST)
Maalhos Lighthouse
Location Maalhos
Alifu Alifu Atoll
Maldives
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[2][3]

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

History[edit]

Archaeology[edit]

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

Geography[edit]

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

Demography[edit]

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

See also[edit]

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. 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". Boulter.com. Retrieved 12 August 2018. 
  5. ^ "Table 3.3: Total Maldivian Population by Islands" (PDF). National Bureau of Statistics. Retrieved 12 August 2018.