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Fulhadhoo
Fulhadhoo
Fulhadhoo
(Dhivehi: ފުޅަދޫ) is one of the inhabited islands of Southern Maalhosmadulhu Atoll, code letter "Baa". It is 31.5 hectares (78 acres) in area. Horsburgh Atoll (Goifulhafehendhu)[edit] This island lies in a small separate atoll along with Goidhu and Fehendhu, as well as four smaller uninhabited islets[1]. Goidhoo Atoll (also Goidu or Goifulhafehendhu), Horsburgh Atoll in the Admiralty Chart, is separated from South Maalhosmadulhu by a 6 nmi (11 km) broad channel. This atoll is oval in shape and small, its greatest length being 16 km (10 mi). The total area of the atoll (including lagoon and reef flat) is 105 km2 (26,000 acres),[1] of which only 1.7 km2 (420 acres) is dry land. The inner lagoon has a depth of 17 to 20 fathoms (31 to 37 m); it has a sandy bottom mixed with mud and clay
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Geographic Coordinate System
A geographic coordinate system is a coordinate system used in geography that enables every location on Earth to be specified by a set of numbers, letters or symbols.[n 1] The coordinates are often chosen such that one of the numbers represents a vertical position, and two or three of the numbers represent a horizontal position
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Admiralty Chart
Admiralty
Admiralty
charts are nautical charts issued by the United Kingdom Hydrographic Office[1] (UKHO) and subject to Crown Copyright. Over 3,500 Standard Nautical Charts (SNCs) and 14,000 Electronic Navigational Charts (ENCs) are available with the Admiralty
Admiralty
portfolio offering the widest official coverage of international shipping routes and ports, in varying detail. Admiralty
Admiralty
charts have been produced by UKHO for over 200 years, with the primary aim of saving and protecting lives at sea. The core market for these charts includes over 40,000 defence and merchant ships globally
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Kulhudhuffushi
Kulhudhuffushi
Kulhudhuffushi
(Dhivehi) is the capital of Haa Dhaalu Atoll administrative division on Thiladhunmathi Atoll in the north of the Maldives. Kulhudhuffushi
Kulhudhuffushi
is known as the "Heart of the North". The island is famous for its mangroves (kulhi), after which the island itself is named. The island is one of the biggest and most populous islands in the Northern part of the Maldives. People from the island are known and famous for shark fishing, blacksmith works, producing rope, building boats and working in cargo vessels. The culture of the island have its own uniqueness until now. In the years 1812, 1819 and 1921, the island was affected by heavy rains and storms, causing substantial damage. The island was also affected during the Key Lakunu storm which lost half the population of the island. Since then the island has been famous for unity and hardworkers around the Maldives
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Shaviyani Atoll
12,091 noofislands=51Letter code CDhivehi letter code Sh (ށ)• Inhabited islands Bileffahi * Feevah * Feydhoo * Foakaidhoo * Funadhoo * Goidhoo * Kanditheemu * Komandoo * Lhaimagu * Maaungoodhoo * Maroshi * Milandhoo * Narudhoo * Noomaraa• Uninhabited islands Bis Huraa, Dhigu Rah, Dhiguvelldhoo, Dholhiyadhoo, Dholhiyadhoo Kudarah, Dhonveli-huraa, Ekasdhoo, Eriyadhoo, Farukolhu, Fushifarurah, Gaakoshinbi, Gallaidhoo, Hirubadhoo, Hurasfaruhuraa, Kabaalifaru, Keekimini, Killissafaruhuraa, Kudalhaimendhoo, Madidhoo, Madikurendhdhoo, Mathikomandoo, Medhurah, Medhukunburudhoo, Migoodhoo, Milandhoo, Naainfarufinolhu, Nalandhoo, Naruibudhoo, Neyo, Vagaru, Firubaidhoo, MaakadhoodhooResort islands, airports and industrial islands are also considered uninhabited.Shaviyani Atoll, which is known by its abbreviated name,[1] (also known as Northern Miladhunmadulu Atoll
Atoll
or Miladhunmadulu Uthuruburi), is an Administrative division of the Maldives
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Haa Alif Atoll
Haa Alif Atoll
Haa Alif Atoll
(also known as Northern Thiladhunmathi Atoll or Thiladhunmathi Uthuruburi) is the northernmost of the 19 administrative atolls of the Maldives. Geographically, this atoll consists of Ihavandhippolhu, the northernmost geographical atoll of the Maldive archipelago, and the northern section of Thiladhunmathi atoll, which was administratively divided into northern and southern divisions in 1958. The atoll's official name, 'North Thiladhunmathi' is in reference to this division. Today, Haa Alif Atoll
Haa Alif Atoll
contains 43 islands, 14 of which are inhabited and classified as 'island-class' constituencies
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Xavier Romero-Frias
Xavier Romero Frías
Xavier Romero Frías
(born 1954) is a Spanish writer and scholar. He lived among the Maldivians
Maldivians
over a 13-year period.[1] His present residence is in Bangkok, Thailand. Xavier Romero Frías' books on local legends and traditions have been banned by the government of the Maldives.[2]Contents1 Works 2 Quote 3 See also 4 Notes 5 SourcesWorks[edit] Xavier Romero Frías
Xavier Romero Frías
investigated the folklore and oral tradition of the Maldives
Maldives
beginning in 1979, at a time when ancestral customs were quickly disappearing in the Maldives
Maldives
because of the increase of standardized Islamic education and of modernization
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British East India Company
The East India
India
Company (EIC), also known as the Honourable East India Company (HEIC) or the British East India
India
Company and informally as John Company,[1] was an English and later British joint-stock company,[2] that was formed to pursue trade with the "East Indies"[citation needed] (in present-day terms, Maritime Southeast Asia), but ended up trading mainly with Qing China
Qing China
and seizing control of large parts of the Indian subcontinent. Originally chartered as the "Governor and Company of Merchants of London trading into the East Indies", the company rose to account for half of the world's trade[citation needed], particularly in basic commodities including cotton, silk, indigo dye, salt, saltpetre, tea, and opium
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Haa Dhaalu Atoll
Haa Dhaalu Atoll
Atoll
(also known as Southern Thiladhunmathi Atoll
Atoll
or Thiladhunmathi Dhekunuburi) is an administrative division of the Maldives. It is the southern section of Thiladhunmathi Atoll, a natural atoll of the Maldives. This administrative division includes the island of Makunudhoo or Maamakunudhoo (Malcolm Atoll
Atoll
in the Admiralty Charts) with its large reef, as well as the southern part of the larger Thiladhunmathi or Tiladummati Atoll. Thiladhunmathi was divided into its northern and southern divisions on May 21, 1958. There is a domestic airport on the island of Hanimaadhoo about 15 km from its capital Kulhudhuffushi. Before Kulhudhuffushi, the island of Nolhivaranfaru was the capital of the atoll until May 6, 1992. Haa Alifu, Haa Dhaalu, Shaviyani, Noonu, Raa, Baa, Kaafu, et cetera are code letters assigned to the present administrative divisions of the Maldives
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Dhivehi Language
ދިވެހި, dhivehi ދިވެހިބަސް, dhivehi-basNative toThe Maldives Minicoy Island
Minicoy Island
(Maliku)Native speakers340,000 (2012)[1]Language familyIndo-EuropeanIndo-IranianIndo-AryanSouthern ZoneInsular IndicMaldivianEarly formEluWriting systemThaana ( Dhives Akuru
Dhives Akuru
until the 18th century)Official statusOfficial language in MaldivesRegulated by Dhivehi AcademyLanguage codesISO 639-1 dvISO 639-2 divISO 639-3 divGlottolog dhiv1236[2]This article contains IPA phonetic symbols. Without proper rendering support, you may see question marks, boxes, or other symbols instead of Unicode
Unicode
characters
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Time Zone
A time zone is a region of the globe that observes a uniform standard time for legal, commercial, and social purposes. Time
Time
zones tend to follow the boundaries of countries and their subdivisions because it is convenient for areas in close commercial or other communication to keep the same time. Most of the time zones on land are offset from Coordinated Universal Time
Time
(UTC) by a whole number of hours ( UTC−12
UTC−12
to UTC+14), but a few zones are offset by 30 or 45 minutes (e.g. Newfoundland Standard Time is UTC−03:30, Nepal
Nepal
Standard Time
Time
is UTC+05:45, and Indian Standard Time
Time
is UTC+05:30). Some higher latitude and temperate zone countries use daylight saving time for part of the year, typically by adjusting local clock time by an hour
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Administrative Divisions Of The Maldives
The Administrative Divisions of the Maldives
Maldives
refers to the various units of government that provide local government services in the Maldives. According to the Decentralization
Decentralization
Act 2010, the administrative divisions of the Maldives
Maldives
would consist of atolls, islands, and cities; each administered by their own local council, under the basic terms of home rule. Geographically, the Maldives
Maldives
are formed by a number of natural atolls plus a few islands and isolated reefs which form a pattern from North to South
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James Horsburgh
James Horsburgh
James Horsburgh
(September 28, 1762 – May 14, 1836) was a Scottish hydrographer. He worked for the British East India Company, (EIC) and mapped many seaways around Singapore
Singapore
in the late 18th century and early 19th century.Contents1 Life 2 Legacy 3 See also 4 References 5 External linksLife[edit] Born at Elie, Fife, Horsburgh went to sea at the age of 16 and was captured and imprisoned by the French at Dunkirk. After his release, he made voyages to the West Indies
West Indies
and Calcutta
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Foakaidhoo (Shaviyani Atoll)
Foakaidhoo (Dhivehi: ފޯކައިދޫ) is one of the inhabited islands of the Shaviyani Atoll
Shaviyani Atoll
administrative division and geographically part of the Miladhummadulhu Atoll in the Maldives. Foakaidhoo was one of the islands damaged during the great cyclone of 1821 that hit the northern atolls of the Maldives
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Nellaidhoo (Haa Dhaalu Atoll)
Nellaidhoo is one of the inhabited islands of Haa Dhaalu Atoll administrative division and geographically part of Thiladhummathi Atoll in the north of the Maldives. On Saturday 8 December 1821, an extremely strong cyclone hit Nellaidhoo and many other island of northern Maldives
Maldives
causing severe damage. More recently, in 2006 the government of the Maldives
Maldives
listed Nellaidhoo as one of the islands under significant threat from sea level rise due to global warming. The government planned to relocate the population to larger islands with more facilities and better protection against rising sea levels. On 6 September 2006, the residents of the island protested outside the island office as their opinion was not consulted beforehand regarding the relocation.[1] Nellaidhoo is famous for fishing in history. However fishing has dropped down people especially young generation more engage in tourism
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