Muraidhoo (Haa Alif Atoll)

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Muraidhoo
މުރައިދޫ
Island
Muraidhoo.jpg
Muraidhoo is located in Maldives
Muraidhoo
Muraidhoo
Location in Maldives
Coordinates: 6°50′23″N 73°09′54″E / 6.83972°N 73.16500°E / 6.83972; 73.16500Coordinates: 6°50′23″N 73°09′54″E / 6.83972°N 73.16500°E / 6.83972; 73.16500
Country Maldives
Geographic atoll Thiladhunmathi Atoll
Administrative atoll Haa Alif Atoll
Distance to Malé 297.1 km (184.6 mi)
Government
 • Council Muraidhoo Island Council
Dimensions
 • Length 1.05 km (0.65 mi)
 • Width 0.68 km (0.42 mi)
Population (2014)[1]
 • Total 467 (including foreigners)
Time zone UTC+05:00 (MST)
Area code(s) 650, 20

Muraidhoo (Dhivehi: މުރައިދޫ) is one of the inhabited islands of Haa Alif Atoll administrative division and is geographically part of Thiladhummathi Atoll in the north of the Maldives. It is an island-level administrative constituency governed by the Muraidhoo Island Council. It is one of the intra-atoll islands (i.e. not forming the atoll border).

History[edit]

There are no archaeological remains of interest on the island. Notable figures from Muraidhoo include Hassan Kaleyge who served as the Treasurer of the Kings for many sultans of the Isdhoo and Dhiyamigili Dynastries and Hussein Dahara Takurufan who was the foreign minister during Sultan Ghazi Hassan Izudeen's reign 1759-1767.

Geography[edit]

The island is 297.1 km (185 mi; 160 nmi) north of the country's capital, Malé.[2]

Demography[edit]

Historical population
YearPop.±%
2006 451—    
2014 444−1.6%
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. 33. Retrieved 9 August 2018.
  2. ^ "Coordinate Distance Calculator". Boulter.com. Retrieved 9 August 2018.
  3. ^ "Table 3.3: Total Maldivian Population by Islands" (PDF). National Bureau of Statistics. Retrieved 9 August 2018.

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