Rasmaadhoo (Raa Atoll)

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Rasmaadhoo
Inhabited island
Rasmaadhoo is located in Maldives
Rasmaadhoo
Rasmaadhoo
Location in Maldives
Coordinates: 05°33′48″N 73°02′37″E / 5.56333°N 73.04361°E / 5.56333; 73.04361Coordinates: 05°33′48″N 73°02′37″E / 5.56333°N 73.04361°E / 5.56333; 73.04361
Country Maldives
Administrative atoll Northern Maalhosmadulu Atoll
Distance to Malé 161.94 km (100.62 mi)
Government
 • Island Chief Ahmed Maahir
Dimensions
 • Length 0.775 km (0.482 mi)
 • Width 0.400 km (0.249 mi)
Population (2014)[1]
 • Total 516 (including foreigners)
Time zone MST (UTC+05:00)

Rasmaadhoo is one of the inhabited islands in Raa Atoll Maldives.

Geography[edit]

The island is 161.94 km (101 mi; 87 nmi) north of the country's capital, Malé.[2] The island is 775 m (848 yd) in length and 400 m (440 yd) in width, with an area of 22.7 ha (56 acres).[3]

Demography[edit]

It has a population of 825. Most of the islanders have migrated to the Capital City Male.

Historical population
YearPop.±%
2006 487—    
2014 496+1.8%
2006-2014: Census populations
Source: [4]

Governance[edit]

The president of council is Ahmed Maahir, he is elected as a DRP member. Other members of the island council includes Thoha Rasheed (MDP) Ahmed Saleem (DRP) Murthala Rasheed (DRP) and Hameed.

Economy[edit]

Most men of Rasmaadhoo are fishermen.

Culture and sport[edit]

Rasmaadhoo is famous for Boduberu and surfing.

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 11 August 2018. 
  2. ^ "Coordinate Distance Calculator". Boulter.com. Retrieved 11 August 2018. 
  3. ^ "Rasmaadhoo". Ministry of Atolls Development. Archived from the original on 30 September 2007. 
  4. ^ "Table 3.3: Total Maldivian Population by Islands" (PDF). National Bureau of Statistics. Retrieved 11 August 2018.