Thakandhoo (Haa Alif Atoll)

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Thakandhoo is located in Maldives
Location in Maldives
Coordinates: 6°50′44″N 72°59′38″E / 6.84556°N 72.99389°E / 6.84556; 72.99389Coordinates: 6°50′44″N 72°59′38″E / 6.84556°N 72.99389°E / 6.84556; 72.99389
Geographic atollThiladhunmathi Atoll
Administrative atollHaa Alif Atoll
Distance to Malé300.75 km (186.88 mi)
 • CouncilThakandhoo Island Council
 • Length1.22 km (0.76 mi)
 • Width0.46 km (0.29 mi)
 • Total354 (including foreigners)
Time zoneUTC+05:00 (MST)
Area code(s)650, 20

Thakandhoo (Dhivehi: ތަކަންދޫ) is one of the inhabited islands of Haa Alif Atoll administrative division and is geographically part of Thiladhummathi Atoll in the north of the Maldives. It is an island-level administrative constituency governed by the Thakandhoo Island Council.


The tomb of Ali Thakurufaanu, who was killed in 1572 during a battle against the invading Portuguese, is located on this island. He was the first person to be killed in the 8-year war against the Portuguese led by Muhammad Thakurufaanu Al-Azam of Utheemu. The Malabars decapitated the body and took the head to Male' to ceremonially present to the regent Andiri Andirin. Maldivians later stole the head from the garrison and buried it in the island of Funadhoo. The body was later buried in Thakandhoo.


The island is 300.75 km (187 mi; 162 nmi) north of the country's capital, Malé.[2]


Historical population
2006 340—    
2014 336−1.2%
2006-2014: Census populations
Source: [3]


  1. ^ "Table PP5: Resident Population by sex, nationality and locality (administrative islands), 2014" (PDF). Population and Households Census 2014. National Bureau of Statistics. p. 33. Retrieved 9 August 2018.
  2. ^ "Coordinate Distance Calculator". Retrieved 9 August 2018.
  3. ^ "Table 3.3: Total Maldivian Population by Islands" (PDF). National Bureau of Statistics. Retrieved 9 August 2018.

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