Malosmadulu Atoll (65 km long and 28 km wide) consists of 90 islands of which only 16 are inhabited.
The Maldives has 12 500 principal economic activity for fishing. Capital Ugoofaaru a fishing fleet the largest in thecountry.
Rasgetheemu Island occupies a special place in popular legend, because this is a princess and her lover took refuge when they had to flee almost 1000 years ago the current Sri Lanka.
The atoll is full of deserted islands, but the only island open to tourists is Pearl Island.
The E side of North Malosmadulu Atoll consists of about 20 islands and islets separated by good passages leading into the lagoon.
Navigation in the central part of the atoll is impracticable due to the numerous coral heads.