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Noonu Atoll Noonu Atoll

Atoll Summary
Administrative name Noonu Atoll
Atoll name Miladhunmadulu Dhekunuburi
Location 5°58' N and 5°38' N
Letter D
Abbreviation N (ނ)
Capital Manadhoo
Population 14502
No. of Islands 71
Inhabited Islands 13
Atoll Chief Faruhath Ali [1]
Inhabited Islands
Foddhoo Henbandhoo Holhudhoo Kendhikolhudhoo Kudafaree Landhoo Lhohi Maafaru Maalhendhoo Magoodhoo Manadhoo Miladhoo Velidhoo
Uninhabited Islands

Badadhidhdhoo, Bodufushi, Bodulhaimendhoo, Bomasdhoo, Burehifasdhoo, Dheefuram, Dhelibehuraa, Dhekenanfaru, Dhigurah, Dhonaerikandoodhoo, Ekulhivaru, Farumuli, Felivaru, Fodhidhipparu, Fushivelavaru, Gallaidhoofushi, Gemendhoo, Goanbilivaadhoo, Holhumeedhoo, Huivani, Hulhudhdhoo, Huvadhumaavattaru, Iguraidhoo, Kuddarah, Kadimmahuraa, Kalaidhoo, Karimma, Kedhivaru, Koalaa, Kolhufushi, Kudafunafaru, Kudafushi, Kunnamaloa, Kuramaadhoo, Kuredhivaru, Loafaru, Maafunafaru, Maakurandhoo, Maavelavaru, Medhafushi, Medhufaru, Minaavaru, Orimasvaru, Orivaru, Raafushi, Raalulaakolhu, Randheli, Thaburudhoo, Thaburudhuffushi, Tholhendhoo, Thoshigadukolhu, Vattaru, Vavathi, Vihafarufinolhu


Resort islands, Airports and Industrial islands are also considered uninhabited

Green turtle hatchlings makings their way to the sea on the uninhabited island on Loafaru in Noonu Atoll

Southern Miladhunmadulhu Atoll or Noonu is administrative division of the Maldives corresponding to the southern section of Miladhunmadulhu Atoll. The capital is Manadhoo.

The Channel to the west of this atoll is called Baraveli Kandu. "Baraveli" means hermit crab in local Dhivehi language.


NOTE: Haa Alifu, Haa Dhaalu, Shaviyani, Noonu, Raa, Baa, Kaafu, etc. are code letters assigned to the present administrative divisions of the Maldives. They are not the proper names of the natural atolls that make up these divisions. Some atolls are divided into two administrative divisions while other divisions are made up of two or more natural atolls. The order followed by the code letters is from North to South, beginning with the first letters of the Thaana alphabet used in Dhivehi. These code letters are not accurate from the geographical and cultural point of view. However, they have become popular among tourists and foreigners in the Maldives who find them easier to pronounce than the true atoll names in Dhivehi, (save a few exceptions, like Ari Atoll).[1]

References

  1. ^ Tim Godfrey, Atlas of the Maldives, Atoll Editions 2004
  • Divehi Tārīkhah Au Alikameh. Divehi Bahāi Tārikhah Khidmaiykurā Qaumī Markazu. Reprint 1958 edn. Malé 1990.
  • Divehiraajjege Jōgrafīge Vanavaru. Muhammadu Ibrahim Lutfee. G.Sōsanī.
  • Romero-Frias, Xavier. The Maldive Islanders, A Study of the Popular Culture of an Ancient Ocean Kingdom. Barcelona 1999.

Coordinates: 5°50′N 73°18′E / 5.833°N 73.3°E / 5.833; 73.3


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