Mathiveri (Alif Alif Atoll)

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Mathiveri is located in Maldives
Location in Maldives
Coordinates: 04°11′25″N 72°44′50″E / 4.19028°N 72.74722°E / 4.19028; 72.74722Coordinates: 04°11′25″N 72°44′50″E / 4.19028°N 72.74722°E / 4.19028; 72.74722
Distance to Malé84.58 km (52.56 mi)
 • Length0.775 km (0.482 mi)
 • Width0.475 km (0.295 mi)
 • Total938
Time zoneUTC+05:00 (MST)

Mathiveri (Dhivehi: މަތިވެރި) is one of the eight inhabited islands of Alif Alif Atoll.

Island Code U-05 Postal Code 09040



The island is 84.58 km (53 mi; 46 nmi) west of the country's capital, Malé.[2] Mathiveri is located at the central area of North ari atoll.


Historical population
2006 483—    
2014 623+29.0%
2006-2014: Census populations
Source: [3]

The population of Mathiveri as of September 2018 are 939 in total.


There is a police station on the island, and a magistrate court to provide law enforcement.

Island council[edit]

The current Island Council members are:- 1- Ismail Athif (MDP) President of the Council. 2- Sama Abdul Qafoor (MDP) Vice President of the Council. 3- Ilyaas Ibrahim (PPM).


Main sources of economy of the island are Fishing and tourism. The island have Fishing Boats which mainly involving in the yellow fin tuna fishing industry. All the fishing boats are registered and licences under fish processing and exporting company. these companies export the raw fish products to European countries.

Fishing Boats, Mathiveri, Maldives.jpg

There are 10 guest houses in Mathiveri. Tourists across the world are used to visit the island and stay those guest houses. And many of the people are working nearby tourist island resorts.


Mathiveri Health Centre is the only health service provider in the island. The health centre has a medical officer and two registered nurses and nearly 15 staff members. The health centre is opened for 16 hours in a day.

Mathiveri Health Centre, Mathiveri, Maldives.jpg


There is a school (up to grade 10) on the island to educate the children of the community. The principal of the school is Mr. Mohamed Siraj.


Football and Hand ball are the Main Sports in Mathiveri. There is a Football Ground in the south side of the island. the pitch is not good for the players to play because of the rock sandy soil in the ground. There are huge Futsal competitions which participating teams are from other than Mathiveri. for that the and the interests in youth for Futsal, they have an artificial grass Futsal pitch in the island. Handball is the Current sports playing among the woman of Mathiveri.


  1. ^ "Table PP5: Resident Population by sex, nationality and locality (administrative islands), 2018" (PDF). Population and Households Census 2018. National Bureau of Statistics. p. 34. Retrieved 12 August 2018.
  2. ^ "Coordinate Distance Calculator". Retrieved 12 August 2018.
  3. ^ "Table 3.3: Total Maldivian Population by Islands" (PDF). National Bureau of Statistics. Retrieved 12 August 2018.