Villingili (Gaafu Alif Atoll)

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Villingilli
Viligilla
Inhabited island
Villingilli is located in Maldives
Villingilli
Villingilli
Location in Maldives
Coordinates: 00°45′25″N 73°26′10″E / 0.75694°N 73.43611°E / 0.75694; 73.43611Coordinates: 00°45′25″N 73°26′10″E / 0.75694°N 73.43611°E / 0.75694; 73.43611
Country Maldives
Administrative atoll Gaafu Alif Atoll
Distance to Malé 378.07 km (234.92 mi)
Dimensions
 • Length 2.000 km (1.243 mi)
 • Width 0.575 km (0.357 mi)
Population (2014)[1]
 • Total 2,837 (including foreigners)
Time zone UTC+05:00 (MST)

Villingili (Dhivehi: ވިލިނގިލި) is one of the inhabited islands of Gaafu Alif Atoll.

History[edit]

In former times, Vilingili boat owners used to decorate their fishing boats with rich and varied decorative patterns. This practice was discontinued in the 1970s.

Archaeology[edit]

According to Mr. Ibrahim Lutfi there was a mound in an area of the island that has been eroded away by the currents on the reef. This mound was probably an ancient Buddhist stupa.

Geography[edit]

The island is 378.07 km (235 mi; 204 nmi) south of the country's capital, Malé.[2] It is located on the northeastern rim of Huvadu Atoll. Traditionally this island is also known as 'Huvadu Atoll Vilingili'. Northern Huvadhu Atoll or Gaafu Alifu is an administrative division created on 8 February 1962, when Huvadhu Atoll was divided into two districts.

Demography[edit]

Historical population
YearPop.±%
2006 1,976—    
2014 2,554+29.3%
2006-2014: Census populations
Source: [3]

Services[edit]

The World Health Organization has a local unit there.

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. 36. Retrieved 13 August 2018. 
  2. ^ "Coordinate Distance Calculator". Boulter.com. Retrieved 13 August 2018. 
  3. ^ "Table 3.3: Total Maldivian Population by Islands" (PDF). National Bureau of Statistics. Retrieved 13 August 2018. 

Divehiraajjege Jōgrafīge Vanavaru. Muhammadu Ibrahim Lutfee. G.Sōsanī. Malé 1999.

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