Thulusdhoo (Kaafu Atoll)

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Thulusdhoo
Thulusdhoo is located in Maldives
Thulusdhoo
Thulusdhoo
Location in Maldives
Coordinates: 04°22′22″N 73°38′56″E / 4.37278°N 73.64889°E / 4.37278; 73.64889Coordinates: 04°22′22″N 73°38′56″E / 4.37278°N 73.64889°E / 4.37278; 73.64889
CountryMaldives
Administrative atollKaafu Atoll
Distance to Malé26.81 km (16.66 mi)
Dimensions
 • Length1.580 km (0.982 mi)
 • Width0.650 km (0.404 mi)
Population
(2014)[1]
 • Total1,408 (including foreigners)
Time zoneUTC+05:00 (MST)

Thulusdhoo (Dhivehi:ތުލުސްދޫ) is the capital of Kaafu Atoll. The island supports a population of 1900. The island is popular for its surf points. Chickens & Cokes are two world-class surf spots near the island.

How to get to Thulusdhoo Island?[edit]

Thulusdhoo island is approximately 30 minutes away from the Velana International Airport[2]. There are three ways you can get to the island.

  1. Scheduled Ferry- A scheduled ferry will take you to the island in about 80 minutes. Except Fridays, it is available through rest of the week. The cost for it is $3 per person per way
  2. Scheduled Speed Boat- There are many private speed boats for the Thulusdhoo island. It is available everyday. The cost for it is $30 per person per way. You can choose any speed boat company
  3. Exclusive Chartered Speed Boat- Private speed boats option is also available for Thulusdhoo island. You have to inform to your guesthouse/hotel prior to your arrival and they will arrange it for you. It costs $200 (per charter trip (accommodates 8 pax))
  • The prices may vary as per the day and time of the travel. It is advised for all travelers to check in with their respective guesthouse in Thulusdhoo.

Geography[edit]

The island is 26.81 km (17 mi; 14 nmi) northeast of the country's capital, Malé.[3]

Demography[edit]

Historical population
YearPop.±%
2006 1,148—    
2014 1,133−1.3%
2006-2014: Census populations
Source: [4]

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 7 August 2018.
  2. ^ "Velana International Airport", Wikipedia, 2019-03-02, retrieved 2019-03-05
  3. ^ "Coordinate Distance Calculator". Boulter.com. Retrieved 7 August 2018.
  4. ^ "Table 3.3: Total Maldivian Population by Islands" (PDF). National Bureau of Statistics. Retrieved 7 August 2018.