With a length of 35 km and a width of 37 km, this atoll has about 50 islands, of which only five are inhabited. Most are large, they are all located on the outer edge of the atoll. Nearly half of the population of the atoll (8000 inhabitants) lives on the island of Naifaru, the capital.
The main activity is fishing, an atoll is well known to divers.
The depths in the lagoon are moderate and the bottom is sandy; there are many drying and submerged coral heads with depths of 1.8 to 3.7m.
Tides Tidal currents set strongly through the openings into the lagoon.
D'une longueur de 35 km et d'une largeur de 37 km, cet atoll regroupe environ 50 îles, dont 5 seulement sont habitées. La plupart sont vastes, elles sont toutes situées sur le bord extérieur de l'atoll.
Près de la moitié de la population de l'atoll (8000 habitants) vit sur l'île de Naifaru, la capitale.
L'activité essentielle est la pêche, c'est un atoll bien connu des plongeurs.
Les profondeurs dans le lagon sont modérées et le fond est sablonneux; il y a de nombreux coraux immergés et émergés à des profondeurs de 1,8 à 3,7 m.
Marées-Courants.-des courrants de marée entrent avec force par les passes qui pénètrent dans le lagon.
Lhaviyani (Faadhippolu) atoll (Maldives)
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