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Nolhivaranfaru is located in Maldives
Location in Maldives
Coordinates: 6°41′50″N 73°07′15″E / 6.69722°N 73.12083°E / 6.69722; 73.12083Coordinates: 6°41′50″N 73°07′15″E / 6.69722°N 73.12083°E / 6.69722; 73.12083
Geographic atollThiladhummathi Atoll
Administrative atollHaa Dhaalu Atoll
Distance to Malé284.67 km (176.89 mi)
 • Length3.800 km (2.361 mi)
 • Width0.900 km (0.559 mi)
 • Total1,081 (including foreigners)
Time zoneUTC+05:00 (MST)

Nolhivaranfaru (Dhivehi: ނޮޅިވަރަންފަރު) is one of the inhabited islands of Haa Dhaalu Atoll administrative division and geographically part of Thiladhummathi Atoll in the north of the Maldives.


Following the 1752 capture of Male' by the Ali Raja of Cannanore and his Malabari navy, Sultan Muhammad Imaduddin III of the Maldives was held captive on Kavaratti island in the Laccadives. Hussein Gadhahamaadhi Manikfan of Nolhivaramfaru is said to have aided Muleegey Dom Hassan Maniku in the fight against the invaders. They succeeded on 7 April 1753 and reclaimed the monarchy back to Maldivian rule.


The island is 284.67 km (177 mi; 154 nmi) north of the country's capital, Malé.[2]

It is located in between the island of Nolhivaram and Hanimaadhoo on the eastern fringes of the atoll. It is small predominantly agricultural community. Until taken over by Kulhudhuffushi, Nolhivaranfaru used to be the capital of the Haa Dhaalu division.


Historical population
2006 260—    
2014 991+281.2%
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.