Uligan (Haa Alif Atoll)

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Uligan is located in Maldives
Location in Maldives
Coordinates: 7°05′00″N 72°55′40″E / 7.08333°N 72.92778°E / 7.08333; 72.92778Coordinates: 7°05′00″N 72°55′40″E / 7.08333°N 72.92778°E / 7.08333; 72.92778
Geographic atollIhavandhippolhu Atoll
Administrative atollHaa Alif Atoll
Distance to Malé327.97 km (203.79 mi)
 • CouncilUligan Island Council
 • Length2.5 km (1.6 mi)
 • Width0.8 km (0.5 mi)
 • Total535
Time zoneUTC+05:00 (MST)
Area code(s)1283

Uligan or Uligamu (Dhivehi: އުލިގަން) is one of the inhabited islands of Haa Alif Atoll and geographically part of the Ihavandhippolhu Atoll in the Maldives. It is an island-level administrative constituency governed by the Uligan Island Council.


The island is 327.97 km (204 mi; 177 nmi) north of the country's capital, Malé.[2] Uligan is an outpost in the northwest Indian Ocean. It is the final stop most people make on the way from Thailand before they enter the Gulf of Aden or sail directly up the Red Sea.


Population, Ha.Uligan: Female 266, Male 270, Total 536

Historical population
2006 267—    
2014 368+37.8%
2006-2014: Census populations
Source: [3]


One of the major sources of income for the islanders is by selling souvenirs and ship provisions for passing yachtsmen.

An airport is planned to be built on this island, to serve Haa Alif Atoll.[4]

Energy Production[edit]

Maldives made history with the implementation of the world’s first hybrid AC Coupled Renewable Energy Micro Grid in Uligan that will help reduce the dependence on fossil fuel and toxic emissions, which in turn will contribute to reduce the effects of climate change.


  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". Boulter.com. Retrieved 9 August 2018.
  3. ^ "Table 3.3: Total Maldivian Population by Islands" (PDF). National Bureau of Statistics. Retrieved 9 August 2018.
  4. ^ http://isles.egov.mv/Project/Index.aspx?lid=1&pid=39 ISLES39 - AIRPORT CONSTRUCTION PROJECT

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