Rasdhoo (Dhivehi: ރަސްދޫ) (Rasdu in the Admiralty Charts) is an inhabited island of the Maldives. It is also the capital of the Alif Alif Atoll administrative division.

Rasdhoo
Rasdhoo is located in Maldives
Rasdhoo
Rasdhoo
Location in Maldives
Coordinates: 4°15′46″N 72°59′29″E / 4.26278°N 72.99139°E / 4.26278; 72.99139Coordinates: 4°15′46″N 72°59′29″E / 4.26278°N 72.99139°E / 4.26278; 72.99139
CountryMaldives
Geographic atollRasdhukuramathi Atoll
Administrative atollAlif Alif Atoll
Distance to Malé58.26 km (36.20 mi)
Dimensions
 • Length0.575 km (0.357 mi)
 • Width0.400 km (0.249 mi)
Population
 (2014)[1]
 • Total1,067 (including foreigners)
Time zoneUTC+05:00 (MST)

GeographyEdit

The island is 58.26 km (36 mi; 31 nmi) west of the country's capital, Malé.[2] It is the only inhabited island of a small natural atoll known as Rasdhoo, Rasdu or Ross Atoll located a few miles off NE Ari Atoll.

DemographyEdit

Historical population
YearPop.±%
2006 900—    
2014 949+5.4%
2006-2014: Census populations
Source: [3]

EconomyEdit

As of September 2016, Rasdhoo has sixteen guesthouses.

TransportEdit

The island can be reached by ferry thrice a week from Malé or by daily speedboats between Malé and Rasdhoo.

See alsoEdit

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 12 August 2018.
  2. ^ "Coordinate Distance Calculator". Boulter.com. Retrieved 12 August 2018.
  3. ^ "Table 3.3: Total Maldivian Population by Islands" (PDF). National Bureau of Statistics. Retrieved 12 August 2018.
  • 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.

Further readingEdit