Malé Atoll

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Kaafu Atoll
Kaafu Atoll.jpg
Country Maldives
Corresponding geographic atoll(s) Malé Atoll
Location 4°25′N 73°30′E / 4.417°N 73.500°E / 4.417; 73.500Coordinates: 4°25′N 73°30′E / 4.417°N 73.500°E / 4.417; 73.500
Capital Maafushi
Government
 • Atoll chief Mohamed Adam [1]
Population
 • Total 9,886
Letter code H
Dhivehi letter code K (ކ)
• Number of islands 107
• Inhabited islands Dhiffushi
Gaafaru
Gulhi
Guraidhoo
Himmafushi
Hulhumalé
Huraa
Kaashidhoo
Malé
Maafushi
Thulusdhoo
Villingili
• Uninhabited islands Aarah Akirifushi Asdhoo Baros Biyaadhoo Bodubandos Bodufinolhu Boduhithi Boduhuraa Bolifushi Dhigufinolhu Dhoonidhoo Ehrruh-haa Enboodhoo Enboodhoofinolhu Eriyadhoo Farukolhufushi Feydhoofinolhu Fihalhohi Funadhoo Furan-nafushi Gasfinolhu Giraavaru Girifushi Gulheegaathuhuraa Helengeli Henbadhoo Hulhulé Huraagandu Ihuru Kagi Kalhuhuraa Kandoomaafushi Kanduoih-giri Kanifinolhu Kanuhuraa Kudabandos Kudafinolhu Kudahithi Kudahuraa Lankanfinolhu Lankanfushi Lhohifushi Lhosfushi Maadhoo Madivaru Mahaanaélhihuraa Makunudhoo Makunufushi Maniyafushi Medhufinolhu Meerufenfushi Nakachchaafushi Olhahali Olhuveli Oligandufinolhu Ran-naalhi Rasfari Thanburudhoo Thilafushi Thulhaagiri Vaadhoo Vaagali Vabbinfaru Vabboahuraa Vammaafushi Velassaru Velifaru Veliganduhuraa Vihamanaafushi Villingilimathidhahuraa Villingilivau Ziyaaraiffushi
Resort islands(*), airports(¤) and industrial islands are also considered uninhabited.

Malé Atoll is a group of natural atolls in the Republic of Maldives.

It consists of two separate atolls: North Malé Atoll and South Malé Atoll. Together with Kaashidhoo Island and Gaafaru, the group forms the administrative division of Malé Atoll which is referred to by its Thaana alphabet letter code name Kaafu Atoll.

Malé, capital of the Maldives is geographically located at the southern end of North Malé atoll. The island together with the adjacent islands of Hulhule where the only international airport of the Maldives is located, the artificial island Hulhumalé and Villingili are administratively not part of Malé Atoll but form a separate administrative unit.

The capital of Malé Atoll is Maafushi, an island in South Malé Atoll.

The Islands[edit]

Inhabited islands[edit]

North Malé Atoll

South Malé Atoll

Individual Atolls/Islands

Resort islands[edit]

Resort islands are classified as Uninhabited Islands which have been converted to become resorts. Practically all uninhabited islands in Malé Atoll became tourist resorts during the two final decades of the 20th century.

North Male Atoll

South Male Atoll

Other Uninhabited Islands[edit]

North Malé Atoll

South Malé Atoll

Gaafaru Atoll

References[edit]

  • Divehi Tārīkhah Au Alikameh. Divehi Bahāi Tārikhah Khidmaiykurā Qaumī Markazu. Reprint 1958 edn. Malé 1990.
  • Divehiraajjege Jōgrafīge Vanavaru. Muhammadu Ibrahim Lutfee. G.Sōsanī. Malé 1999.