Meedhoo (Raa Atoll)

Meedhoo (Dhivehi: މީދޫ) is one of the inhabited islands of Raa Atoll. The Raa Atoll Education Center is located in Meedhoo.

Meedhoo
Meedhoo is located in Maldives
Meedhoo
Meedhoo
Location in Maldives
Coordinates: 05°27′29″N 72°57′20″E / 5.45806°N 72.95556°E / 5.45806; 72.95556Coordinates: 05°27′29″N 72°57′20″E / 5.45806°N 72.95556°E / 5.45806; 72.95556
CountryMaldives
Administrative atollRaa Atoll
Distance to Malé154.56 km (96.04 mi)
Dimensions
 • Length0.825 km (0.513 mi)
 • Width0.550 km (0.342 mi)
Population
 (2014)[1]
 • Total1,726 (including foreigners)
Time zoneUTC+05:00 (MST)

HistoryEdit

Meedhoo was first settled 300 years ago from the island Bodufushi, while Old Friday mosque in Meedhoo was said to be built more than 250 years ago.

GeographyEdit

The island is 154.56 km (96 mi; 83 nmi) northwest of the country's capital, Malé.[2]

DemographyEdit

Historical population
YearPop.±%
2006 1,736—    
2014 1,669−3.9%
2006-2014: Census populations
Source: [3]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Table PP5: Resident Population by sex, nationality and locality (administrative islands), 2014" (PDF). Population and Households Census 2014. National Bureau of Statistics. p. 34. Retrieved 11 August 2018.
  2. ^ "Coordinate Distance Calculator". Boulter.com. Retrieved 11 August 2018.
  3. ^ "Table 3.3: Total Maldivian Population by Islands" (PDF). National Bureau of Statistics. Retrieved 11 August 2018.

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