Naalaafushi (Meemu Atoll)

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Naalaafushi
Inhabited island
Naalaafushi is located in Maldives
Naalaafushi
Naalaafushi
Location in Maldives
Coordinates: 02°53′45″N 73°34′38″E / 2.89583°N 73.57722°E / 2.89583; 73.57722Coordinates: 02°53′45″N 73°34′38″E / 2.89583°N 73.57722°E / 2.89583; 73.57722
Country Maldives
Administrative atoll Meemu Atoll
Distance to Malé 141.68 km (88.04 mi)
Dimensions
 • Length 0.875 km (0.544 mi)
 • Width 0.150 km (0.093 mi)
Population (2014)[1]
 • Total 424 (including foreigners)
Time zone UTC+05:00 (MST)

Naalaafushi (Dhivehi: ނާލާފުށި) is one of the inhabited islands of Meemu Atoll.

History[edit]

2004 tsunami and aftermath[edit]

Following the 2004 tsunami, 390 of the 465 population of the island were left without habitable homes.[2] Within a few weeks of the disaster, the United Nations Development Programme had transported 190 tons of construction material to the island and intended to have all the residents rehoused by the middle of 2005.[3][4]

Geography[edit]

The island is 141.68 km (88 mi; 77 nmi) south of the country's capital, Malé.[5] The land area of the island is 9.8 ha (24 acres) in 2018.[6] The island was described as having an area of 8.9 ha (22 acres) in 2007.[7]

Demography[edit]

Historical population
YearPop.±%
2006 321—    
2014 406+26.5%
2006-2014: Census populations
Source: [8]

Healthcare[edit]

Naalaafushi has a pharmacy.[9]

Transport[edit]

Construction of the island's harbour was contracted to MTCC in 2014.[10]

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 7 August 2018. 
  2. ^ "Adopt an island" (PDF). Reliefweb. Retrieved 16 August 2018. 
  3. ^ "Highlights of the spokesman's briefing". UN. 12 January 2005. Retrieved 16 August 2018. 
  4. ^ "Good News Agency – Year VI, n° 2". Good News Agency. Retrieved 16 August 2018. 
  5. ^ "Coordinate Distance Calculator". Boulter.com. Retrieved 7 August 2018. 
  6. ^ "Table 1.5 : Population, land area, population density and distance to Male' and atoll capitals, by locality" (PDF). National Bureau of Statistics. Retrieved 14 August 2018. 
  7. ^ "Naalaafushi". Ministry of Atolls Development. Archived from the original on 30 September 2007. 
  8. ^ "Table 3.3: Total Maldivian Population by Islands" (PDF). National Bureau of Statistics. Retrieved 7 August 2018. 
  9. ^ "Panel of Medical Centers" (PDF). Allied Insurance Company. Retrieved 16 August 2018. 
  10. ^ "Maldives: Deal Inked for Naalaafushi Island Harbour Construction". Dredging Today. 19 March 2014. Retrieved 17 August 2018.