Rasdhoo

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Rasdhoo
Inhabited island
Rasdhoo is located in Maldives
Rasdhoo
Rasdhoo
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
Country Maldives
Geographic atoll Rasdhukuramathi Atoll
Administrative atoll Alif Alif Atoll
Distance to Malé 58.26 km (36.20 mi)
Dimensions
 • Length 0.575 km (0.357 mi)
 • Width 0.400 km (0.249 mi)
Population (2014)[1]
 • Total 1,067 (including foreigners)
Time zone MST (UTC+05:00)

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.

Geography[edit]

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.

Demography[edit]

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

Economy[edit]

As of September 2016, Rasdhoo has sixteen guesthouses.

Transport[edit]

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

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. 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. 
  • Divehi Tārīkhah Au Alikameh. Divehi Bahāi Tārikhah Khidmaiykurā Qaumī Markazu. Reprint 1958 edn. Malé 1990.
  • 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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