Villingili (Malé)

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Villingili (Villimalé)
ވިލިންގިލި
District of Malé
A View of the Laccadive Sea from Villingili.
A View of the Laccadive Sea from Villingili.
Villingili (Villimalé) is located in Maldives
Villingili (Villimalé)
Villingili (Villimalé)
Location in Maldives
Coordinates: 4°10′25″N 73°29′5″E / 4.17361°N 73.48472°E / 4.17361; 73.48472Coordinates: 4°10′25″N 73°29′5″E / 4.17361°N 73.48472°E / 4.17361; 73.48472
Country Maldives
Geographic atoll North Male' Atoll
Government
 • Council Malé City Council
Area
 • Total 0.269 km2 (0.104 sq mi)
Dimensions
 • Length 0.8 km (0.5 mi)
 • Width 0.6 km (0.4 mi)
Population (2006)
 • Total 6,956
 • Density 26,000/km2 (67,000/sq mi)
Time zone MST (UTC+05:00)

Vilimalé (Previously known as Villingili)' is an island of geographical North Male Atoll, but not of administrative Kaafu Atoll, and is, administratively, known as Vilimalé and considered the fifth district of Malé, Maldives. It lies about two kilometres (1.2 mi) west of Malé island and is reachable via local ferry service that operates 24 hours, between Male' and Villimale'.

Location within Male City[edit]

Villingili is to the west of Male Island:

Male' Maldives map.svg
Hen
Maa
Gal
Mac
← Gulhi Falhu
Gal = Galolhu
Hen = Henveiru
Maa = Maafannu
Mac = Machchangolhi


Early History[edit]

Villimale' used to be a resort earlier before it became a residential island. In fact it became the second resort to start operations in Maldives, after the first resort in Maldives, Kurumba became over-booked.

Between 2010 and 2016 an adolescent drug rehabilitation centre was operated near the public beach of Villimale'.[1]

Tourism in Villimale'[edit]

Villimale' currently attracts a lot of local visitors and popular holiday destination among the residents of Male' and Hulhumale', specially during the weekends. There are several hotels[2] and guest houses in Villimale' that also attract tourists from abroad.

Villimale' is also home to Liquid Water Sports, one of the few hydro sports hubs in Maldives. It actively promotes FlyBoarding and is a Zapata certified Professional FlyBoarding Partner.[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ http://isles.egov.mv/Project/Index.aspx?lid=1&pid=298
  2. ^ "Places". Villimale'. Retrieved 2016-12-22. 
  3. ^ "Liquid Watersports | Recreational Watersports". www.liquidwatersports.mv. Retrieved 2016-12-22.