Velidhoo (Noonu Atoll)

N.Velidhoo (Dhivehi: ވެލިދޫ) is one of the inhabited islands of Noonu Atoll in the Maldives. Information from Maldives bureau of statistics[2]

Velidhoo
Velidhoo
Velidhoo is located in Maldives
Velidhoo
Velidhoo
Location in Maldives
Coordinates: 05°39′45″N 73°16′24″E / 5.66250°N 73.27333°E / 5.66250; 73.27333Coordinates: 05°39′45″N 73°16′24″E / 5.66250°N 73.27333°E / 5.66250; 73.27333
CountryMaldives
Geographic atollMiladhummadulhu Atoll
Administrative atollSouthern Miladhunmadulu
Distance to Malé166.52 km (103.47 mi)
Dimensions
 • Length1.19 km (0.74 mi)
 • Width0.71 km (0.44 mi)
Population
 (2022)[1]
 • Total2,682
Time zoneUTC+05:00 (MST)

HistoryEdit

When it comes to the History of Velidhoo it is little to no information, Because of the poor understanding of the history behind the island. However it has being said that the first colonisers of this island were indians in the 5th century.This Island has little to no historic landmarks, but there is one. It brings the island together, It's a tree called ( Bodu Nikagas). The tree is Over 300 years old and the oldest and the tallest tree in the island. This tree is located besides the island preschool ( HINZ Preschool ) and in the islands Volleyball court.

 
Velidhoo Nikagas

GeographyEdit

Unknown

DemographyEdit

[3]The Islands Population has started to skyrocket slowly

Historical population
YearPop.±%
2006583—    
20222,682+360.0%
2006–2022: Census populations
Source: [4]

GovernanceEdit

Island chiefsEdit

Below is a list of people who have filled the post of island chief (dates are provided where known).

  • Katheebu Kaleyge – Muththoshige Gasim Fulhu (late)[clarification needed] – Muththosige
  • Ibrahim Moosa Kaleyfaanu (Naibu dhonkokko) (late) – Seesange
  • Hassan Kaleyfaanu (late) – Muththosige
  • Easa Gasim (late) – Daylight
  • Mohamed Gasim (late) – Ochidmaage
  • Abdul Samed Adam Kaleyfanu – Lubomage (3 September 1977 – 7 April 1982)
  • Mohamed Hassan (Magoodhu Mohamed Fulhu)(late) – Dorensyvila (31 March 1970)
  • Mohamed Hassan (late)– Muththoshige (3 June 1964 – 9 July 1977)
  • Mohamed Abubakur (late) – Hilihilage (19 June 1982 – 31 July 1989)
  • Ahmed Waheed (late) (Tholhendhu Waheed) (29 August 1970 – 14 June 1975)
  • Abdul Azeez Moosa Kaleyfaanu – Oasanvilla (late)(6 July 1978 – 19 July 1979)
  • Ali Moosa Kaleyfanu (late) – Elpaso (6 September 1976 – 16 May 1978)
  • Ahmed Wasif (late) – Rediyamge (2 November 1982 – 1 December 1983)
  • Moosa Hassanfulhu – Dheyliyage (17 November 1965 – 1992)
  • Abdul Rahman Hussain – Kethi (Retired)
  • Ibrahim Haleem Ali (late) – Bina (late)(March 10th 2021 past away)
  • Ibrahim Naeem - Waves

First Elected Velidhoo Council - 26 February 2011Edit

  • Mohamed Adil - Iramaage (President)
  • Ahmed Saeed - Asdhoo (Vice President)
  • Ahmed Ziyaad - Maadhuni
  • Ahmed Siraaj - France
  • Mohamed Faiz - Athiriaage
 
N.velidhoo council presidents
 
Newly elected councilors

Second Elected Velidhoo Council - 13 March 2013Edit

  • President of council: Ali Ahmeen Boashimaage
  • Vice President: Ibrahim Ali Boashimaage
  • Councilor: Ali Mujthaba - Kethi
  • Councilor: Asma Hussain - Aahama
  • Councilor: Ibrahim Qasim - Fashuvimaage

Third Elected Velidhoo Council - 3 June 2017Edit

  • Asma Hussain - Aahama (President)
  • Ahmed Jaufaru - Dearhouse ( Vice President)
  • Adam Ali - Hasthee (Council Member)

Fourth Elected Velidhoo Council - 17 May 2021Edit

  • Athif Hussain - Aahama (President)
  • Jeehan Mohamed - Aliha (Vice President)
  • Haafiza Ibrahim - Azum
  • Mohamed Ali - Boashimaage
  • Abdulla Faig - Maahaa

Women's Development Committee - 17 May 2021Edit

  • Shareefa Hassan - Janbuge
  • Khadheeja Adam - Hive
  • Aiminath Suneela - Adha
  • Khadheeja Ibrahim - Bahaaruge
  • Dhiyana Abdul Razzaq - Uraha

List of people who have been judgesEdit

  • 1-Ibrahim Moosa Kaleyfaanu (Naibu dhonkokko) (late) – Seesange
  • 2-Abdul Azeez Moosa Kaleyfaanu
  • 3-Ibrahim Haleem
  • 4-Mohamed Ibrahimfulhu (Miladhoo Mohamed fulhu)
  • 5-Mohamed Haleem
  • 6-raking

TransportEdit

The new harbour was opened by President Abdulla Yameen in 2017.[5] The harbour, built by MTCC, is 240 m (800 ft) long and 76 m (250 ft) wide.[6][7]

The airport known as velidhoo international airport will be finished in 2030

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 10 August 2018.
  2. ^ "Maldives Bureau of Statistics". Retrieved 20 May 2022.
  3. ^ "Maldives Bureau of Statistics". Retrieved 20 May 2022.
  4. ^ "Table 3.3: Total Maldivian Population by Islands" (PDF). National Bureau of Statistics. Retrieved 10 August 2018.
  5. ^ "Yameen cuts ribbons for new harbours on northern atolls tour". Maldives Independent. 24 December 2017. Retrieved 10 August 2018.
  6. ^ "N. Velidhoo Harbor Officially Opened". Ministry of Housing and Infrastructure. 24 December 2017. Retrieved 10 August 2018.
  7. ^ "Contracts Awarded for IDB Phase 2 and New Jetty". Dredging Today. 30 November 2015. Retrieved 10 August 2018.