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Rasdhoo is located in Maldives
Location in Maldives
Coordinates: 4°15′46″N 72°59′29″E / 4.26278°N 72.99139°E / 4.26278; 72.99139Coordinates: 4°15′46″N 72°59′29″E / 4.26278°N 72.99139°E / 4.26278; 72.99139
Geographic atollRasdhukuramathi Atoll
Administrative atollAlif Alif Atoll
Distance to Malé58.26 km (36.20 mi)
 • Length0.575 km (0.357 mi)
 • Width0.400 km (0.249 mi)
 • Total1,067 (including foreigners)
Time zoneUTC+05:00 (MST)

Rasdhoo (Dhivehi: ރަސްދޫ) (Rasdu in the Admiralty Charts) is an inhabited island of the Maldives. It is also the capital of the Alif Alif Atoll administrative division.


The island is 58.26 km (36 mi; 31 nmi) west of the country's capital, Malé.[2] It is the only inhabited island of a small natural atoll known as Rasdhoo, Rasdu or Ross Atoll located a few miles off NE Ari Atoll.


Historical population
2006 900—    
2014 949+5.4%
2006-2014: Census populations
Source: [3]


As of September 2016, Rasdhoo has sixteen guesthouses.


There is public ferry from Malé on Sunday, Tuesday, Thursday that takes 3 hours and 19 minutes.[4]

There are two public speedboats per day at 10:30 and 16:00 from Male and at 7:30 and 13:30 from Rasdhoo, duration is 1 hr 10 min, price is 35USD per person per way[5]

See also[edit]

Alif Alif Atoll Islands: Ukulhas, Bodufulhadhoo, Mathiveri, Feridhoo, Maalhos, Himandhoo


  1. ^ "Table PP5: Resident Population by sex, nationality and locality (administrative islands), 2014" (PDF). Population and Households Census 2014. National Bureau of Statistics. p. 34. Retrieved 12 August 2018.
  2. ^ "Coordinate Distance Calculator". Boulter.com. Retrieved 12 August 2018.
  3. ^ "Table 3.3: Total Maldivian Population by Islands" (PDF). National Bureau of Statistics. Retrieved 12 August 2018.
  4. ^ http://www.mtcc.com.mv/route-map-schedule/route-304-aa-atoll-and-male
  5. ^ "Rasdhoo Island in Maldives. 2018 Updates - Budget Maldives". Budget Maldives. 21 May 2018. Retrieved 24 May 2018.
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  • Divehiraajjege Jōgrafīge Vanavaru. Muhammadu Ibrahim Lutfee. G.Sōsanī.
  • Xavier Romero-Frias, The Maldive Islanders, A Study of the Popular Culture of an Ancient Ocean Kingdom. Barcelona 1999.

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