Mundoo (Laamu Atoll)

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Mundoo
Inhabited island
Mundoo is located in Maldives
Mundoo
Mundoo
Location in Maldives
Coordinates: 02°00′45″N 73°32′03″E / 2.01250°N 73.53417°E / 2.01250; 73.53417Coordinates: 02°00′45″N 73°32′03″E / 2.01250°N 73.53417°E / 2.01250; 73.53417
Country Maldives
Administrative atoll Laamu Atoll
Distance to Malé 239.17 km (148.61 mi)
Dimensions
 • Length 1.420 km (0.882 mi)
 • Width 0.220 km (0.137 mi)
Population (2014)[1]
 • Total 236 (including foreigners)
Time zone UTC+05:00 (MST)

Mundoo (Dhivehi: މުންޑޫ) is one of the inhabited islands of Haddhunmati Atoll (code letter "Laamu"). It is located in the long reef fringing the eastern side of Haddummati.

History[edit]

Archaeology[edit]

This island has large ruins from the historical Maldivian Buddhist era. The stupa, then ruinous, was excavated by H. C. P. Bell in 1923.

Nothing noteworthy was found at this site. The stupa had been much vandalized and was merely a low mound of rubble and sand. Almost all carved porites stones had been removed. Few traces of railings or steps remained.

A report was published in Bell's monograph.

Geography[edit]

The island is 239.17 km (149 mi; 129 nmi) south of the country's capital, Malé.[2]

Demography[edit]

Historical population
YearPop.±%
2006 372—    
2014 222−40.3%
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. 35. Retrieved 8 August 2018.
  2. ^ "Coordinate Distance Calculator". Boulter.com. Retrieved 8 August 2018.
  3. ^ "Table 3.3: Total Maldivian Population by Islands" (PDF). National Bureau of Statistics. Retrieved 8 August 2018.
  • Bell, H.C.P. The Maldive islands. Monograph on the History, Archaeology and Epigraphy. Reprint 1940 edn. Malé 1986.
  • Romero-Frias, Xavier. The Maldive Islanders, A Study of the Popular Culture of an Ancient Ocean Kingdom. Barcelona 1999.