Vandhoo (Thaa Atoll)

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Vandhoo is located in Maldives
Location in Maldives
Coordinates: 02°17′25″N 72°56′30″E / 2.29028°N 72.94167°E / 2.29028; 72.94167Coordinates: 02°17′25″N 72°56′30″E / 2.29028°N 72.94167°E / 2.29028; 72.94167
Administrative atollThaa Atoll
Distance to Malé217.76 km (135.31 mi)
 • Length0.720 km (0.447 mi)
 • Width0.600 km (0.373 mi)
 • Total293 (including foreigners)
Time zoneUTC+05:00 (MST)

Vandhoo (Dhivehi: ވަންދޫ) is one of the inhabited islands of Thaa Atoll.


According to some historical scripts, Vandhoo used to be an economical hub where ships travelled through Maldives, used to load and unload goods while transiting near Vandhoo lagoon in early days.


The island is 217.76 km (135 mi; 118 nmi) south of the country's capital, Malé.[2]


Historical population
2006 268—    
2014 275+2.6%
2006-2014: Census populations
Source: [3]

According to one of the very first census statistics, Vandhoo is one of the most populated island in the atoll, where the total population count is more than a thousand back in the beginning of 1911. Later, due to poverty and some of government initiated birth control programs made the population decrease to less than four hundred.


  1. ^ "Table PP5: Resident Population by sex, nationality and locality (administrative islands), 2014" (PDF). Population and Households Census 2014. National Bureau of Statistics. p. 35. Retrieved 13 August 2018.
  2. ^ "Coordinate Distance Calculator". Retrieved 13 August 2018.
  3. ^ "Table 3.3: Total Maldivian Population by Islands" (PDF). National Bureau of Statistics. Retrieved 13 August 2018.

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