Nolhivaram (Haa Dhaalu Atoll)

Coordinates: 06°39′48″N 73°04′51″E / 6.66333°N 73.08083°E / 6.66333; 73.08083
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Nolhivaran is located in Maldives
Location in Maldives
Coordinates: 06°39′48″N 73°04′51″E / 6.66333°N 73.08083°E / 6.66333; 73.08083
Geographic atollThiladhummathi Atoll
Administrative atollHaa Dhaalu Atoll
Distance to Malé279.2 km (173.5 mi)
 • Length2.170 km (1.348 mi)
 • Width1.150 km (0.715 mi)
 • Total1,892 (including foreigners)
Time zoneUTC+05:00 (MST)

Nolhivaram (Dhivehi: ނޮޅިވަރަމް), Nolhivaran or Nolhivaramu is one of the inhabited islands of Haa Dhaalu Atoll administrative division and geographically part of Thiladhummathi Atoll in the north of the Maldives.


It is believed to be one of the oldest inhabited islands in the Maldives and ethnographically very different from the rest of the islands. This is evident from the name ending in varam or varan. A separate indigenous group different from the first Maldivian settlers is said to have come from South India and named their islands Varam (also the islands formerly called Kuruhinnavaram and Giraavaram contained their settlements). Nolhivaram was among the islands severely damaged during the great cyclone of 1821 that hit the northern atolls of the Maldives. This was during the reign of Sultan Muhammad Mueenuddeen I.


The island is 279.2 km (173 mi; 151 nmi) north of the country's capital, Malé.[2]


Historical population
2006 1,554—    
2014 1,830+17.8%
2006-2014: Census populations
Source: [3]


  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". Retrieved 9 August 2018.
  3. ^ "Table 3.3: Total Maldivian Population by Islands" (PDF). National Bureau of Statistics. Retrieved 9 August 2018.