Rasmaadhoo (Raa Atoll)

Rasmaadhoo(Dhivehi: ރަސްމާދޫ) is one of the inhabited islands in Raa Atoll Maldives.

Rasmaadhoo
Rasmaadhoo is located in Maldives
Rasmaadhoo
Rasmaadhoo
Location in Maldives
Coordinates: 05°33′48″N 73°02′37″E / 5.56333°N 73.04361°E / 5.56333; 73.04361Coordinates: 05°33′48″N 73°02′37″E / 5.56333°N 73.04361°E / 5.56333; 73.04361
CountryMaldives
Administrative atollNorthern Maalhosmadulu Atoll
Distance to Malé161.94 km (100.62 mi)
Government
 • Island ChiefAhmed Maahir
Dimensions
 • Length0.775 km (0.482 mi)
 • Width0.400 km (0.249 mi)
Population
 (2014)[1]
 • Total516 (including foreigners)
Time zoneUTC+05:00 (MST)

GeographyEdit

The island is 161.94 km (101 mi; 87 nmi) north of the country's capital, Malé.[2] The island is 775 m (848 yd) in length and 400 m (440 yd) in width, with an area of 22.7 ha (56 acres).[3]

DemographyEdit

It has a population of 825. Most of the islanders have migrated to the Capital City Male.

Historical population
YearPop.±%
2006 487—    
2014 496+1.8%
2006-2014: Census populations
Source: [4]

GovernanceEdit

The president of the council is Mohamed Asif, who is elected as an Independent member. Other members of the island council include Muruthalo Rasheed (PPM) Abdhul Hameed Hassan (PPM) Aminath Firasha (MDP) Samla Easa (PPM).[citation needed]

EconomyEdit

Most men of Rasmaadhoo are fishermen.

Culture and sportEdit

Rasmaadhoo is famous for Boduberu and surfing.

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. ^ "Rasmaadhoo". Ministry of Atolls Development. Archived from the original on 30 September 2007.
  4. ^ "Table 3.3: Total Maldivian Population by Islands" (PDF). National Bureau of Statistics. Retrieved 11 August 2018.