Madifushi (Thaa Atoll)

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Madifushi
Inhabited island
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
Country Maldives
Administrative atoll Thaa Atoll
Distance to Malé 201.97 km (125.50 mi)
Dimensions
 • Length 0.900 km (0.559 mi)
 • Width 0.400 km (0.249 mi)
Population (2014)[1]
 • Total 801 (including foreigners)
Time zone MST (UTC+05:00)

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

History[edit]

The island was severely damaged by the 2004 tsunami, however the inhabitants refused to move out and it still remains inhabited, almost every household was rebuilt by the help of foreign aid by 2014.

Geography[edit]

The island is 201.97 km (125 mi; 109 nmi) south of the country's capital, Malé.[2]

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 their 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.