Meedhoo (Raa Atoll)

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Meedhoo
Meedhoo is located in Maldives
Meedhoo
Meedhoo
Location in Maldives
Coordinates: 05°27′29″N 72°57′20″E / 5.45806°N 72.95556°E / 5.45806; 72.95556Coordinates: 05°27′29″N 72°57′20″E / 5.45806°N 72.95556°E / 5.45806; 72.95556
CountryMaldives
Administrative atollRaa Atoll
Distance to Malé154.56 km (96.04 mi)
Dimensions
 • Length0.825 km (0.513 mi)
 • Width0.550 km (0.342 mi)
Population
(2014)[1]
 • Total1,726 (including foreigners)
Time zoneUTC+05:00 (MST)

Meedhoo (Dhivehi: މީދޫ) is one of the inhabited islands of Raa Atoll. The Raa Atoll Education Center is located in Meedhoo.

History[edit]

Meedhoo was first settled 300 years ago from the island Bodufushi, while Old Friday mosque in Meedhoo was said to be built more than 250 years ago.

Geography[edit]

The island is 154.56 km (96 mi; 83 nmi) northwest of the country's capital, Malé.[2]

Demography[edit]

Historical population
YearPop.±%
2006 1,736—    
2014 1,669−3.9%
2006-2014: Census populations
Source: [3]

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. 34. Retrieved 11 August 2018.
  2. ^ "Coordinate Distance Calculator". Boulter.com. Retrieved 11 August 2018.
  3. ^ "Table 3.3: Total Maldivian Population by Islands" (PDF). National Bureau of Statistics. Retrieved 11 August 2018.

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