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]
 • Total801 (including foreigners)
Time zoneUTC+05:00 (MST)

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

History[edit]

Recent History[edit]

On 26th of December, the 2004 tsunami left the island devastated, however the inhabitants refused to move out or relocate and it still remains inhabited. Almost every household was rebuilt by the help of foreign aid over a span of ten years.

Geography[edit]

Madifushi, after the 2015 land reclamation,[2] 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.[3]

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: [4]

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. ^ [1], Th. Madifushi land reclamation and shore protection.
  3. ^ "Coordinate Distance Calculator". Boulter.com. Retrieved 13 August 2018.
  4. ^ "Table 3.3: Total Maldivian Population by Islands" (PDF). National Bureau of Statistics. Retrieved 13 August 2018.