Haa Dhaalu Atoll

Haa Dhaalu Atoll is the code name based on the letters of the Maldivian alphabet commonly used to refer to the administrative division (known as "Atoll") officially known as South Thiladhunmathi Atoll (Maldivian: Thiladhunmathi Dhekunuburi) in the Maldives.

Haa Dhaalu Atoll
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CountryMaldives
Corresponding geographic atoll(s)Thiladhunmathi Dekunuburi
Location6° 48' N and 6° 30' N
CapitalKulhudhuffushi
Government
 • Atoll Chief-
Population
 • Total18,515
Letter code
B
Dhivehi letter code
HDh (ހދ)
 • Number of islands38
 • Inhabited islands
 • Uninhabited islands
  • Bodunaagoashi
  • Dafaru Fasgandu
  • Dhorukanduhuraa
  • Faridhoo
  • Maavaidhoo
  • Fenboahuraa
  • Hirinaidhoo
  • Hondaafushi
  • Hondaidhoo
  • Innafushi
  • Kamana
  • Kattalafushi
  • Kaylakunu
  • Kudamuraidhoo
  • Kudanaagoashi
  • Muiri
  • Rasfushi
  • Ruffushi
  • Vaikaramuraidhoo
  • Veligandu
Resort islands(*), airports(¤) and industrial islands are also considered uninhabited.

The administrative division consists of the southern section of natural Thiladhunmathi Atoll (which is shared with North Thiladhunmathi (Haa Alifu) Atoll) and Makunudhoo or Maamakunudhoo Atoll (Malcolm Atoll in the Admiralty Charts) with its large reef.

The capital of the administrative division is Kulhudhuffushi.

IslandsEdit

 
 
Dhipparufushi
 
Faridhoo
 
Fenboahuraa
 
Hirinaidhoo
 
Hondaafushi
 
Hondaidhoo
 
Innafushi
 
Kanamana
 
Kattalafushi
 
Keylakunu
 
Kunburudhoo
 
Kudafaru
 
Kudamuraidhoo
 
Maavaidhoo
 
Muiri
 
Naagoashi
 
Rahburi
 
Ruffushi
 
Theefaridhoo
 
Vaikaramuraidhoo
 
Veligandu

HistoryEdit

Thiladhunmathi Atoll was divided into northern and southern divisions on 21 May 1958, thus creating the South Thiladhunmathi Atoll administrative division. The northern part of the atoll became North Thiladhunmati Atoll.

The capital of South Thiladhunmathi Atoll was Nolhivaranfaru before it was moved to Kulhudhuffushi on May 6, 1992.

TransportEdit

South Thiladhunmathi is linked by air with the Maldivian capital of Malé as there are two airports in the atoll. one in Hanimaadhoo, (which is an international airport) and a domestic airport in Kulhudhuffushi. As well as dhoani's are used for transportation of cargo and people between Malé.

ReferencesEdit

  • Divehi Tārīkhah Au Alikameh. Divehi Bahāi Tārikhah Khidmaiykurā Qaumī Markazu. Reprint 1958 edn. Malé 1990.
  • Divehiraajjege Jōgrafīge Vanavaru. Muhammadu Ibrahim Lutfee. G.Sōsanī.
  • Xavier Romero-Frias, The Maldive Islanders, A Study of the Popular Culture of an Ancient Ocean Kingdom. Barcelona 1999.

Coordinates: 6°37′N 72°52′E / 6.617°N 72.867°E / 6.617; 72.867