Ungoofaaru

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Ungoofaaru
Inhabited island
Ungoofaaru is located in Maldives
Ungoofaaru
Ungoofaaru
Location in Maldives
Coordinates: 05°40′05″N 73°01′50″E / 5.66806°N 73.03056°E / 5.66806; 73.03056Coordinates: 05°40′05″N 73°01′50″E / 5.66806°N 73.03056°E / 5.66806; 73.03056
CountryMaldives
Administrative atollNorthern Maalhosmadulhu Atoll
Distance to Malé173.39 km (107.74 mi)
Government
 • Island ChiefAb Nasir.
Dimensions
 • Length0.775 km (0.482 mi)
 • Width0.450 km (0.280 mi)
Population (2014)[1]
 • Total1,501 (including foreigners)
Time zoneUTC+05:00 (MST)

Ungoofaaru (Dhivehi: އުނގޫފާރު) is the capital of Northern Maalhosmadulhu Atoll.

Geography[edit]

The island is 173.39 km (108 mi; 94 nmi) north of the country's capital, Malé.[2]

It is located on the Eastern rim of the atoll.

Demography[edit]

Following the 2004 tsunami, the residents of the devastated Kandholhudhoo island were moved into temporary accommodation on Ungoofaaru, before being rehoused on nearby Dhvuvaafaaru in 2008.

Historical population
YearPop.±%
2006 2,988—    
2014 1,388−53.5%
2006-2014: Census populations
Source: [3]

Health[edit]

The island is the location for Ungoofaaru Regional Hospital, the largest hospital in the Northern Province.

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. ^ "Table 3.3: Total Maldivian Population by Islands" (PDF). National Bureau of Statistics. Retrieved 11 August 2018.