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Encyclopedia > Atolls of Maldives
Each administrative atoll is marked, along with the thaana letter used to identify the atoll. Former administrative divisions are labelled in light blue. Full view of the map
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Each administrative atoll is marked, along with the thaana letter used to identify the atoll. Former administrative divisions are labelled in light blue. Full view of the map

Maldives consist of 26 atolls which have been divided into 20 administrative districts and one capital city (Malé). The northern most atoll is Haa Alif and the southern most is Seenu. The smallest atoll is Meemu Atoll with only one islet (the largest in the Maldives). The largest atoll in both the Maldives and the whole world is Gaafu Alif which is just south of the one and a half degree channel. Thaana is the writing system for the Dhivehi language spoken in the Maldives. ... Atoll in the western Pacific Ocean Photo: www. ... Malé (Dhivehi: މާލެ), population 81,647 (2004), is the capital of the Republic of Maldives. ... Meemu Atoll is an atoll from the Maldives. ...


Each atoll is administered by an Atoll Chief (Atholhu Veriyaa). The president (Maumoon Abdul Gayoom) appoints atoll chiefs to each atoll, who administers it as may be decreed and directed by the president. The Ministry of Atoll Administration and its Northern and Southern Regional Offices, Atoll Offices and Island Offices are collectively responsible to the President for Atolls Administration. The administrative head of the island is the Island Chief (Katheeb), appointed by the Ministry of Atolls Administration. The Island Chief's immediate superior is the Atoll Chief. Maumoon Abdul Gayoom (Dhivehi: މައުމޫނު އަބްދުލް ގައްޔޫމް) (born December 29, 1937), has been the president of the Republic of Maldives since November 11, 1978, having succeeded Ibrahim Nasir. ...

Letter Abbr. Local letter Administrative name Former division
A HA ހއ Haa Alif Thiladhunmathi
B HDh ހދ Haa Dhaalu
C Sh ށ Shaviyani Miladhunmadulu
D N ނ Noonu
E R ރ Raa Maalhosmadulu
F B ބ Baa
G Lh ޅ Lhaviyani Faadhippolhu
H K ކ Kaafu Malé Atoll
U AA އއ Alif Alif Ari Atoll
I ADh އދ Alif Dhaal
J V ވ Vaavu Felidhu
K M މ Meemu Mulaku
L F ފ Faafu Nilandhé
M Dh ދ Dhaalu
N Th ތ Thaa Kolhumadulu
O L ލ Laamu Haddhunmathi
P GA ގއ Gaafu Alif Huvadhu
Q GDh ގދ Gaafu Dhaalu
R Gn ޏ Gnaviyani Fuvammulah
S S ސ Seenu Addu
T M ސ Malé Male'

Haa Alif Atoll is the northern-most atoll of the Maldives. ... Haa Dhaalu Atoll is located in northern Maldives. ... Shaviyani Atoll is located in northern end of the Maldives. ... Noonu Atoll is an atoll from the Maldives. ... Raa Atoll is an atoll from the Maldives. ... Baa Atoll is an atoll from the Maldives. ... Lhaviyani Atoll is an atoll from the Maldives. ... Kaafu Atoll is an atoll from the Maldives. ... Alif Alif Atoll is an atoll from the Maldives. ... Alif Dhaal Atoll is an atoll from the Maldives. ... Vaavu Atoll is an atoll from the Maldives. ... Meemu Atoll is an atoll from the Maldives. ... Faafu Atoll is an atoll from the Maldives. ... Dhaalu Atoll is an atoll from the Maldives. ... Thaa Atoll is an atoll from the Maldives. ... Laamu Atoll is an atoll from the Maldives. ... Gaafu Alif Atoll is an atoll from the Maldives. ... Gaafu Dhaalu Atoll is an atoll from the Maldives. ... ... Seenu Atoll or Addu is the southernmost atoll of the Republic of Maldives. ... Malé (Dhivehi: މާލެ), population 81,647 (2004), is the capital of the Republic of Maldives. ...

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Atolls of the Maldives

Haa Alif Atoll   Haa Dhaalu Atoll   Shaviyani Atoll   Noonu Atoll   Raa Atoll   Baa Atoll   Lhaviyani Atoll   Kaafu Atoll   Alif Alif Atoll   Alif Dhaal Atoll   Vaavu Atoll   Meemu Atoll   Faafu Atoll   Dhaalu Atoll   Thaa Atoll   Laamu Atoll   Gaafu Alif Atoll   Gaafu Dhaalu Atoll   Gnaviyani Atoll   Seenu Atoll Haa Alif Atoll is the northern-most atoll of the Maldives. ... Haa Dhaalu Atoll is located in northern Maldives. ... Shaviyani Atoll is located in northern end of the Maldives. ... Noonu Atoll is an atoll from the Maldives. ... Raa Atoll is an atoll from the Maldives. ... Baa Atoll is an atoll from the Maldives. ... Lhaviyani Atoll is an atoll from the Maldives. ... Kaafu Atoll is an atoll from the Maldives. ... Alif Alif Atoll is an atoll from the Maldives. ... Alif Dhaal Atoll is an atoll from the Maldives. ... Vaavu Atoll is an atoll from the Maldives. ... Meemu Atoll is an atoll from the Maldives. ... Faafu Atoll is an atoll from the Maldives. ... Dhaalu Atoll is an atoll from the Maldives. ... Thaa Atoll is an atoll from the Maldives. ... Laamu Atoll is an atoll from the Maldives. ... Gaafu Alif Atoll is an atoll from the Maldives. ... Gaafu Dhaalu Atoll is an atoll from the Maldives. ... ... Seenu Atoll or Addu is the southernmost atoll of the Republic of Maldives. ...


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Maldives Islands, Maldives Atolls (529 words)
Maldives Islands is an archipelago comprising 1,190 low-lying coral islands scattered across the equator, in groups of 26 naturally occurring atolls which are divided into 20 for administrative purposes.
An indication of the perfection of Maldives atoll structure is the fact that the word ‘atoll’ in the English Language – meaning ‘ring-shaped coral reef enclosing a lagoon’, is a borrowing from the Maldivian language ‘Dhivehi’.
The capital of Maldives – Malé, the seat of government and the centre of trade, commerce, business, health and education, is located in the middle of the atoll chain, a small island buzzing with the sounds and activities of more than 150,000 people which is more than one third of the population.
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