Veyvah (Meemu Atoll)

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Veyvah
Veyvah is located in Maldives
Veyvah
Veyvah
Location in Maldives
Coordinates: 02°57′20″N 73°36′00″E / 2.95556°N 73.60000°E / 2.95556; 73.60000Coordinates: 02°57′20″N 73°36′00″E / 2.95556°N 73.60000°E / 2.95556; 73.60000
CountryMaldives
Administrative atollMeemu Atoll
Distance to Malé135.25 km (84.04 mi)
Dimensions
 • Length1.525 km (0.948 mi)
 • Width0.300 km (0.186 mi)
Population
(2014)[1]
 • Total263 (including foreigners)
Time zoneUTC+05:00 (MST)

Veyvah (Dhivehi: ވޭވައް) is one of the inhabited islands of Meemu Atoll.

Geography[edit]

The island is 135.25 km (84 mi; 73 nmi) south of the country's capital, Malé.[2] The land area of the island is 41.6 ha (103 acres) in 2018.[3] The island was described as having an area of 34.5 ha (85 acres) in 2007.[4]

Demography[edit]

Historical population
YearPop.±%
2006 174—    
2014 223+28.2%
2006-2014: Census populations
Source: [5]

Healthcare[edit]

Veyvah has a pharmacy.[6] The island was severely affected by an outbreak of dengue fever in 2011, which led to a mosquito eradication programme.[7]

Transport[edit]

The reconstruction of Veyvah harbour was contracted to MTCC in 2017.[8]

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. 35. Retrieved 7 August 2018.
  2. ^ "Coordinate Distance Calculator". Boulter.com. Retrieved 7 August 2018.
  3. ^ "Table 1.5 : Population, land area, population density and distance to Male' and atoll capitals, by locality" (PDF). National Bureau of Statistics. Retrieved 14 August 2018.
  4. ^ "Veyvah". Ministry of Atolls Development. Archived from the original on 30 September 2007.
  5. ^ "Table 3.3: Total Maldivian Population by Islands" (PDF). National Bureau of Statistics. Retrieved 7 August 2018.
  6. ^ "Panel of Medical Centers" (PDF). Allied Insurance Company. Retrieved 16 August 2018.
  7. ^ "DREF operation final report" (PDF). IFRC. p. 4. Retrieved 16 August 2018.
  8. ^ "Ministry of Housing and Infrastructure today has signed a contract with MTCC for the breakwater extension of Ha.Vashafaru and R.Hulhudhufaaru Quaywall, Sh.Maaungoodhoo harbor upgrading work and M.Veyvah harbor reconstruction". Ministry of Housing and Infrastructure. 20 September 2017. Retrieved 16 August 2018.