Rasgetheemu (Raa Atoll)
|Rasgetheemu Island- A satellite image of Department of National Planning|
|Belongs to||Raa Atoll, North Province|
|Government Council||Secretariat of the Rasgetheemu Council|
|Responsible Chief||Hussain Ibrahim|
|President of the Council||Ali Najeeb|
|Vice President of the Council||Ali Hameedh|
|Contact No.||+960 6580068|
Maldivian legend says that a Sinhalese prince got stranded with his bride - the daughter of the Sri Lankan King in Rasgetheemu, the original 'King's Island'.
The name comes from Ras + ge + theemu. The word Ras means rule or monarchy, ge literally means house, and theemu means the island. (Theemu appears in the names of other islands, including Agolhitheemu, Utheemu.) Historians believe that Rasgetheem means "the King’s Town" or "King’s Island".
Rasgetheemu is at.
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