Madifushi (Thaa Atoll)

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Madifushi
Madifushi is located in Maldives
Madifushi
Madifushi
Location in Maldives
Coordinates: 02°21′20″N 73°21′10″E / 2.35556°N 73.35278°E / 2.35556; 73.35278Coordinates: 02°21′20″N 73°21′10″E / 2.35556°N 73.35278°E / 2.35556; 73.35278
CountryMaldives
Administrative atollThaa Atoll
Distance to Malé201.97 km (125.50 mi)
Area
 • Total0.52 km2 (0.20 sq mi)
Population
 (2014)[1]
801 (including foreigners)
Time zoneUTC+05:00 (MST)

Madifushi (Dhivehi: މަޑިފުށި) is one of the inhabited islands of Thaa Atoll.

History[edit]

On December 26, 2004, the 2004 tsunami left the island devastated.

Geography[edit]

Madifushi is the fifth largest inhabited island by area in the atoll. It is located 26 km NNE of Thimarafushi and 201.97 km (125 mi; 109 nmi) south of the country's capital, Malé.[2]

Areas[edit]

There are a number of unofficial areas the locals of the island uses in conversation.

Uthuru Avah / Fithebai Avah[edit]

  1. Musalha Kotti

Dhekunu Avah / Garagui Avah[edit]

  1. Vahbura
  2. Gaburu City

Demography[edit]

Historical population
YearPop.±%
2006 720—    
2014 742+3.1%
2006-2014: Census populations
Source: [3]

Economy[edit]

Madifushi is known for its many boats and its ship transportation business.

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 13 August 2018.
  2. ^ "Coordinate Distance Calculator". Boulter.com. Retrieved 13 August 2018.
  3. ^ "Table 3.3: Total Maldivian Population by Islands" (PDF). National Bureau of Statistics. Retrieved 13 August 2018.