Mulhadhoo (Haa Alif Atoll)

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Molhadhoo
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Island
Molhadhoo is located in Maldives
Molhadhoo
Molhadhoo
Location in Maldives
Coordinates: 7°00′45″N 72°59′45″E / 7.01250°N 72.99583°E / 7.01250; 72.99583Coordinates: 7°00′45″N 72°59′45″E / 7.01250°N 72.99583°E / 7.01250; 72.99583
Country Maldives
Geographic atoll Ihavandhippolhu Atoll
Administrative atoll Haa Alif Atoll
Distance to Malé 318.73 km (198.05 mi)
Government
 • Council Molhadhoo Island Council
Dimensions
 • Length 2.6 km (1.6 mi)
 • Width 0.84 km (0.52 mi)
Population (2006)
 • Total 172
Time zone MST (UTC+05:00)
Area code(s) 650, 20


Molhadhoo (Dhivehi:މޮޅަދޫ) is one of the inhabited islands of Haa Alif Atoll and is geographically part of the Ihavandhippolhu Atoll in the Maldives. It is an island-level administrative constituency governed by the Molhadhoo Island Council.

Half a century ago, Molhadhoo along with the neighbouring uninhabited island of Gaamathikulhudhoo, was famous for their nesting green sea turtles (Chelonia mydas), with over 20,000 nesting on its beaches every year. However the numbers have been in decline since then, amounting to less than 400 females coming ashore in 2001.

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