Vashafaru (Haa Alif Atoll)

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Vashafaru

ވަށަފަރު
Vashafaru-thundi
Vashafaru-thundi
Vashafaru is located in Maldives
Vashafaru
Vashafaru
Location in Maldives
Coordinates: 6°53′50″N 73°09′40″E / 6.89722°N 73.16111°E / 6.89722; 73.16111Coordinates: 6°53′50″N 73°09′40″E / 6.89722°N 73.16111°E / 6.89722; 73.16111
CountryMaldives
Geographic atollThiladhunmathi Atoll
Administrative atollHaa Alif Atoll
Distance to Malé303.46 km (188.56 mi)
Government
 • CouncilVashafaru Island Council
Dimensions
 • Length1.95 km (1.21 mi)
 • Width0.22 km (0.14 mi)
Population
(2014)[1]
 • Total449 (including foreigners)
Time zoneUTC+05:00 (MST)
Area code(s)650, 20

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

The island is famous for its long white sand spit- the Vashafaru-thundi. People of Vashafaru are skilled carpenters and boat-builders known throughout the Maldives.

Geography[edit]

The island is 303.46 km (189 mi; 164 nmi) north of the country's capital, Malé.[2]

Demography[edit]

Historical population
YearPop.±%
2006 471—    
2014 426−9.6%
2006-2014: Census populations
Source: [3]

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. 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.

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