North Central Province, Maldives

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North Central Province was one of the seven short-lived provinces of the Maldives. The provinces were created in a decentralization attempt by the Nasheed administration in 2008. It was governed by the Minister of State for Home Affairs, Ms. Thilmeeza Hussain. Rejecting this change, the Parliament saw the abolition of the province system in 2010, through a newly enacted Decentralization Act. The province consisted of Alif Alif, Alif Dhaal, Kaafu and Vaavu Atolls, and Malé City. Its capital was Maafushi. Its population (2006 census) was 31,202.[1]