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Makandudu (N Miladummadulu)

Makandudu (N Miladummadulu)

Characteristics

Description

The island of Makandudu,  lies about 2 miles NW of the reef. It once known as Malcom Atoll, is a large reef encircling a deep but reef-encumbered lagoon, and is administered as part of Tiladummati Atoll;
The latter three islands were inhabited in 1970.
The islands of Nalandu and Milandu lie farther N. There are deep wide openings into the lagoon between all these islands and also between Makandudu and Farukolu.
4/11/2011
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Maduni Faro and Vaadhoo (N Malosmadulu)

28nm
220°
Maduni Faro, a lagoon reef, lies at the N of the atoll. Vaadhoo lies about 3 NM ESE of Maduni Faro, at the S end of a large lagoon reef.A wide opening into the lagoon lies between Maduni Faro and Wadu; it is free of known dangers in the middle of the fairway, with depths ...
6 Nov 11

Kelai (N Tiladummati)

42nm
353°
Kelai, at the NE extremity of the atoll, was inhabited in 1970. Good radar returns have been reported from Kelai at 14 miles. The islet of Tinadu lies about 3 miles WSW of Kelai.
25 Oct 11

Fivaku (N Miladummadulu)

7.6nm
332°
A very wide opening into the lagoon lies between Numara and Fivaku, about 9 miles ESE. Fivaku is densely populated with 975 people per km2.The barrier reef then extends about 13 miles SSE from Fivaku to the S end of a detached reef on which lies the island ...
27 Oct 11

Numara and Nu (N Miladummadulu)

17nm
315°
The island of Numara, with the islet of Nu close NNW, lies at the NE corner of Miladummadulu Atoll.A very wide opening into the lagoon lies between Numara and Fivaku, about 9 miles ESE.
4 Nov 11

Ma Faro (Maafaru) (S Miladummadulu)

26nm
153°
Ma Faro (Maafaru), a reef, lies about 4.5 miles SE of Kuludu.
An island of the same name occupies the S part of this reef on the seaward side.
3 Nov 11

Aligau pass (Fadiffolu)

58nm
166°
There is a wide opening into the atoll between Aligau and Lowalfuri, about 3.5 miles NNW; the islet of Madewaru lies near the middle of the opening.
5 Nov 11

From Mavaidu to Hurawali (Fadiffolu)

45nm
169°
BetweenMavaidu and Hurawali, about 4.5 miles NE, several islets and detached reefs lie some distance SE of the enclosing reef. There are several channels into the lagoon between islets in this section of the atoll.
5 Nov 11

Barrier reef from Kanifushi to Madivaru (Fadiffolu)

47nm
172°
From Kanifuri (Kanifushi), the barrier reef extends about 7 miles NNE to Fallwaru (Madivaru).The islet of Naifaru, the most densely populated of the atoll lies on the reef about 2 miles SSW of Fallwaru. It is the capital of Lhaviyani (Fadiffolu) atoll. The total ...
5 Nov 11

Warifuri Faro (N Tiladummati)

41nm
349°
Warifuri Faro is a large lagoon with the islet of Warifuri at its S end. A lighted beacon lies on the N side of Warifuri Faro. The islets of Dedu and Warifuri are inhabited; the islet of Noradu lies between the latter two islets.
25 Oct 11

Maduni Faro (N Tiladummati)

40nm
334°
Maduni Faro, a lagoon reef, forms the NW extremity of the atoll.
The islets of Marandu, Tukandu, and Miledu, the first two inhabited in 1970, lie, respectively, on the barrier reef between the N end of Maduni Faro and the islet of Gafuri, about 5 miles ESE. Gafuri ...
25 Oct 11

Filadu (N Tiladummati)

39nm
356°
The island of Filadu has an opening between it and Kelai, 1.5 miles N, and between it and Baura, 3 miles SSW, but the latter is encumbered by several rocky patches in the fairway.
26 Oct 11

Powell islands

24nm
230°
The Powell Islands consists of two islands on a detached reef of their own with very deep waters. Etingili is the NW island and Alifuri is the SE island. Alifuri is inhabited.It is reputedly the home of finest dhini builders in the country. The government-owned Alifushi ...
7 Nov 11
Local Area

Barrier reef from Fivaku to Farukolu

The barrier reef then extends about 13 miles SSE from Fivaku to the S end of a detached reef on which lies the island of Farukolu, with Furnadu on the S part of the reef.
4 Nov 11

Miladummadulu Atoll

Miladummadulu Atoll contains about 100 islands and islets lying principally on the E side; over 40 of these were populated in 1970, and almost all are wooded, with palms predominating.
Miladummadulu Atoll lies on the same submarine plateau as Tiladummati Atoll and ...
7 Jul 12

Maldives

The Republic of Maldives is a SW Asian country. The population of the Islamic Republic is about 300 000 inhabitants. The capital is Male. The language "Devehi" comes in part from an ancient form of Sri Lancans mixed with Hindi, Arabic and English. English is the ...
16 Nov 11

Indian Ocean

The Indian Ocean is the third largest of the world's oceanic divisions, covering about 20% of the Earth's water surface. It is bounded on the north by Asia (including the Indian subcontinent, after which it is named); on the west by Africa; on the east by Indochina, the Sunda Islands, ...
6 Apr 12
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