Ungoofaaru (Dhivehi: އުނގޫފާރު) is the capital of Northern Maalhosmadulhu Atoll.

Ungoofaaru
އުނގޫފާރު
Ungoofaaru is located in Maldives
Ungoofaaru
Ungoofaaru
Location in Maldives
Coordinates: 05°40′05″N 73°01′50″E / 5.66806°N 73.03056°E / 5.66806; 73.03056Coordinates: 05°40′05″N 73°01′50″E / 5.66806°N 73.03056°E / 5.66806; 73.03056
CountryMaldives
Administrative atollNorthern Maalhosmadulhu Atoll
Distance to Malé173.39 km (107.74 mi)
Government
 • Island ChiefAb.
Dimensions
 • Length0.775 km (0.482 mi)
 • Width0.450 km (0.280 mi)
Population
 (2019)[1]
 • Total2,501 (including foreigners)
Time zoneUTC+05:00 (MST)

GeographyEdit

The island is 173.39 km (108 mi; 94 nmi) north of the country's capital, Malé.[2]

It is located on the Eastern rim of the atoll.

DemographyEdit

Following the 2004 tsunami, the residents of the devastated Kandholhudhoo island were moved into temporary accommodation on Ungoofaaru, before being rehoused on nearby Dhvuvaafaaru in 2008.

Historical population
YearPop.±%
2006 2,988—    
2014 1,388−53.5%
2006-2014: Census populations
Source: [3]

HealthEdit

The island is the location for Ungoofaaru Regional Hospital, the largest hospital in the Northern Province.

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.