Kandholhudhoo (Raa Atoll)

Kandholhudhoo (Dhivehi: ކަނދޮޅުދޫ) is one of the inhabited islands of Raa Atoll in the Maldives.

Kandholhudhoo
The island of Kandholhudhoo (foreground) that was completely destroyed by the tsunami of 2004. Residents took temporary residence in other nearby islands including Bandaveri island (background)
The island of Kandholhudhoo (foreground) that was completely destroyed by the tsunami of 2004. Residents took temporary residence in other nearby islands including Bandaveri island (background)
Kandholhudhoo is located in Maldives
Kandholhudhoo
Kandholhudhoo
Location in Maldives
Coordinates: 05°37′06″N 72°51′20″E / 5.61833°N 72.85556°E / 5.61833; 72.85556Coordinates: 05°37′06″N 72°51′20″E / 5.61833°N 72.85556°E / 5.61833; 72.85556
CountryMaldives
Administrative atollRaa Atoll
Distance to Malé175 km (109 mi)
Government
 • Island ChiefAhmed Solih
Area
 • Total0.12 km2 (0.05 sq mi)
Dimensions
 • Length0.475 km (0.295 mi)
 • Width0.150 km (0.093 mi)
Population
 (2014)
 • Total20
 • Density170/km2 (430/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+05:00 (MST)

The island was destroyed during the tsunami of 2004, and the inhabitants of the island were relocated to R.Dhuvaafaru. In 2014, the island was repopulated by a family of fishermen.


They were given free homes to live in by policemen.