Raimmandhoo (Meemu Atoll)

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Raimmandhoo
Raimmandhoo is located in Maldives
Raimmandhoo
Raimmandhoo
Location in Maldives
Coordinates: 03°05′20″N 73°38′20″E / 3.08889°N 73.63889°E / 3.08889; 73.63889Coordinates: 03°05′20″N 73°38′20″E / 3.08889°N 73.63889°E / 3.08889; 73.63889
CountryMaldives
Administrative atollMeemu Atoll
Distance to Malé121 km (75 mi)
Dimensions
 • Length0.850 km (0.528 mi)
 • Width0.550 km (0.342 mi)
Population
(2014)[1]
 • Total112 (including foreigners)
Time zoneUTC+05:00 (MST)
Raimmandhoo Lighthouse
LocationRaimmandhoo
Meemu Atoll
Maldives
Coordinates3°05′25.4″N 73°38′29.6″E / 3.090389°N 73.641556°E / 3.090389; 73.641556
Foundationconcrete base
Constructionmetal skeletal tower
Tower shapesquare pyramidal skeletal tower
Markings / patterngrey tower with rectangular black daymark
Tower height13 metres (43 ft)
Focal height15 metres (49 ft)
Light sourcesolar power
Range10 nautical miles (19 km; 12 mi)
CharacteristicFl W 10s.
Admiralty numberF0766.6
NGA number27436[2] [3]

Raimmandhoo (Dhivehi: ރަތްމަންދޫ) or Raiymandhoo is one of the inhabited islands of Meemu Atoll.

Geography[edit]

The island is 121 km (75 mi; 65 nmi) south of the country's capital, Malé.[4] The land area of the island is 28.1 ha (69 acres) in 2018.[5] The island was described as having an area of 21.6 ha (53 acres) in 2004 and 2007.[6][7]

Ecology[edit]

Parrotfishes, snappers, surgeonfishes and wrasses are common in the waters around the island.[8]

Demography[edit]

Historical population
YearPop.±%
2006 156—    
2014 112−28.2%
2006-2014: Census populations
Source: [9]

Utilities[edit]

The power supply on Raiymandhoo is provided by a combination of solar, wind and diesel power.[10]

Healthcare[edit]

Raiymandhoo has a pharmacy.[11]

See also[edit]

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. ^ Maldives The Lighthouse Directory. University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Retrieved 10 October 2016
  3. ^ NGA List of Lights – Pub.112 Retrieved 10 October 2016
  4. ^ "Coordinate Distance Calculator". Boulter.com. Retrieved 7 August 2018.
  5. ^ "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.
  6. ^ "Raimmandhoo". Ministry of Atolls Development. Archived from the original on 30 September 2007.
  7. ^ "Table 1.5: Area and distance to Male' and atoll capitals, by locality". National Bureau of Statistics. Retrieved 16 August 2018.
  8. ^ "EIA for the Jetty Development Project at M.Raiymandhoo". Environmental Protection Agency. August 2017. p. 35. Retrieved 16 August 2018.
  9. ^ "Table 3.3: Total Maldivian Population by Islands" (PDF). National Bureau of Statistics. Retrieved 7 August 2018.
  10. ^ "Renewable Energy Status in the Maldives" (PDF). Global Islands. Retrieved 16 August 2018.
  11. ^ "Panel of Medical Centers" (PDF). Allied Insurance Company. Retrieved 16 August 2018.