Mahibadhoo

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Mahibadhoo
Inhabited island
Mahibadhoo main street.jpg
Mahibadhoo is located in Maldives
Mahibadhoo
Mahibadhoo
Location in Maldives
Coordinates: 3°45′27.07″N 72°58′7″E / 3.7575194°N 72.96861°E / 3.7575194; 72.96861Coordinates: 3°45′27.07″N 72°58′7″E / 3.7575194°N 72.96861°E / 3.7575194; 72.96861
Country Maldives
Administrative atoll Alif Dhaal Atoll
Distance to Malé 75.72 km (47.05 mi)
Government
 • Island Chief Ahmed Khaleel
Area
 • Total 0.1770 km2 (0.0683 sq mi)
Dimensions
 • Length 0.945 km (0.587 mi)
 • Width 0.305 km (0.190 mi)
Population (2014)[1]
 • Total 2,074 (including foreigners)
Time zone MST (UTC+05:00)

Mahibadhoo (Dhivehi: މަހިބަދޫ) is the capital of Alif Dhaal Atoll.

Geography[edit]

The island is 75.72 km (47 mi; 41 nmi) southwest of the country's capital, Malé.[2] Mahibadhoo is the capital island of Alif Dhaal Atoll. The island measures 2.4 km (1.5 mi) in length and 1.21 km (0.75 mi) in width.

Demography[edit]

Historical population
YearPop.±%
2006 1,780—    
2014 1,939+8.9%
2006-2014: Census populations
Source: [3]

Governance[edit]

Secretariat of the Mahibadhoo Council
Senior Officials
Councillors
  1. President Ahmed Khaleel
  2. V.President Bunyameen Hassan
  3. Councilor Gasim Sihan
Administrators
  1. Director Mohamed Faiz
  2. A.Director Mohamed Naushad

Economy[edit]

Having a population of around 2080 people, major economic activities of the residents include fishing, handicraft, tourism related works, construction, boat building and carpentry. A vast majority of the male youth work in nearby tourist resorts, hence making tourism the highest money generating activity to the island.

Infrastructure and services[edit]

Important places in Mahibadhoo include the Secretriate of A dh. Atoll Council, Atoll house, Atoll Hospital, Atoll Education Centre, Police Station, Mahibadhoo Social Centre, Bank of Maldives Mahibadhoo Branch, Traditional Mosque, Masgid al-ihsan mosque, and football ground.

Other services available in Mahibadhoo include speed boat rental services, hotel and catering services, wireless internet connection, banking ATM, and cable TV service.

Education[edit]

Alif Dhaal Atoll Education Centre is the biggest school in the atoll. Students can join to grade 1 at the age of 7 years and complete their O’ Level at the end of their 10th grade at this school. Those students doing O’ Level can choose either business stream or Science stream for their studies at Alif Dhaal Atoll Education Centre. A'level has recently started in the Alif Dhaal Atoll Education Centre for business stream students. And with the subject "Sociology' as an optional subject.

Healthcare[edit]

Services provided by the Atoll Hospital include blood transfusion, E.C.G, laboratory investigations, gynecology related operations, x-ray, ultra sound scanning and family planning. Specialist consultations include gynecology and pediatrics.

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