Miladhoo (Noonu Atoll)

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Miladhoo
މިލަދޫ
Inhabited island
Miladhoo is located in Maldives
Miladhoo
Miladhoo
Location in Maldives
Coordinates: 05°47′18″N 73°21′40″E / 5.78833°N 73.36111°E / 5.78833; 73.36111Coordinates: 05°47′18″N 73°21′40″E / 5.78833°N 73.36111°E / 5.78833; 73.36111
Country Maldives
Geographic atoll Miladhummadulhu Atoll
Administrative atoll Southern Miladhunmadulu
Distance to Malé 179.13 km (111.31 mi)
Dimensions
 • Length 0.680 km (0.423 mi)
 • Width 0.350 km (0.217 mi)
Population (2014)[1]
 • Total 819 (including foreigners)
Time zone UTC+05:00 (MST)

Miladhoo (Dhivehi: މިލަދޫ) is one of the inhabited islands that comprises the Noonu Atoll in the Maldives.

Geography[edit]

The island is 179.13 km (111 mi; 97 nmi) north of the country's capital, Malé.[2]

Demography[edit]

Historically, Miladhoo was the most developed and most populous island in Noonu Atoll. It is currently the second most populous island in Noonu Atoll.

Historical population
YearPop.±%
2006 784—    
2014 799+1.9%
2006-2014: Census populations
Source: [3]

Governance[edit]

Miladhoo is noted for its political activities.

Economy[edit]

Most economic activity centres around fishing and tourism, followed by rendering taxi service in Male'.

Education[edit]

There is a secondary school named Hidhaayaa school. Until the late 1990s, grade 7 was the highest grade taught on the island. Now students are taught up to grade 10 (O level).[citation needed]

Health[edit]

There is a health centre with one doctor and a community health worker.[citation needed]

Sport[edit]

Miladhoo is best known as the most successful island in football in the atoll. Miladhoo DX Sports Club won the Zone Champions League in 2004.

Culture[edit]

Miladhoo is also famous for its Eid Kulhivaru festivities.

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 10 August 2018. 
  2. ^ "Coordinate Distance Calculator". Boulter.com. Retrieved 10 August 2018. 
  3. ^ "Table 3.3: Total Maldivian Population by Islands" (PDF). National Bureau of Statistics. Retrieved 10 August 2018.