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
 • Atoll chief Mohamed Adam [1]
 • 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
Resort islands, airports and industrial islands are also considered uninhabited.

Malé Atoll is a natural atoll of the Maldives. This atoll consists of two separate atolls: North Malé Atoll and South Malé Atoll.

Together with Kaashidhoo Island and Gaafaru, Malé Atoll forms the administrative division known as Kaafu Atoll.

Malé, capital of the Maldives, is located at the southern end of North Malé atoll. The only international airport of the Maldives is located at Hulhule island.

Practically all uninhabited islands of this atoll became tourist resorts during the two final decades of the 20th century. Club Med and Sheraton are some of the companies with resorts in the atoll.


  • 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.