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N Malosmadulu (Raa) Atoll

N Malosmadulu (Raa) Atoll

Characteristics

Description

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.

7/11/2011
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Localisation

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Maduni Faro and Vaadhoo (N Malosmadulu)

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

Aligau pass (Fadiffolu)

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)

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)

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

Powell islands

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

Anchorage between Wadu and Maduni Faro (N Malosmadulu)

There is good anchorage in the channel between Wadu and Maduni Faro or farther S in the lagoon.The area is depp (35/37 m).
7 Nov 11

Hanikandu Faro (S Malosmadulu)

Hanikando Faro, at the NW extremity of the atoll, is separated from Kari Faro, about 0,8 NM S, by an opening into the lagoon. Dukandu, an island, lies in the middle of the inner end of the opening.Kari Faro is a reef enclosing a lagoon, with the islets of Iwafuri and ...
7 Nov 11

Ma Faro (Maafaru) (S Miladummadulu)

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

Fehingili (Fadiffolu)

Fehingili (or Kuredu) is the N islet of the Lhaviyani atoll. There is an opening into the lagoon between Fehingili and Kuredu, about 0.8 mile W; there are moderate depths in the entrance, but about 0.8 mile within the opening, some reefs lie in the fairway.It ...
4 Nov 11

Manadhoo (S Miladummadulu)

Manadhoo close within the lagoon between Ma Faro and Edu Faro is profusely covered in vegetation, including coconut palms, banyan, breadfruit, and almond.Good anchorage may be obtained on the N or S side of Manadu according to the season.A boat channel passes ...
3 Nov 11

Manadhoo habour

The port is located in the center of the city, just steps from Pasar 45. The port is the medium-sized vessels or Gorontalo that run in the archipelago of Sangir Talaud, such as small boats on the nearby small islands such as Bunaken, Manado Tua, and Siladen Mantehage.
4 Nov 11
Local Area

Malosmadulu Atoll (Maldives)

Malosmadulu Atoll consists of North Malosmadulu Atoll and South Malosmadulu Atoll, which are separated by Moresby Channel, about 1.8 miles wide.
These two atolls are similar in character, their W sides being composed of a series of lagoon reefs, some prominent and ...
8 Nov 11

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

S Malosmadulu (Baa) Atoll

The S side of the atoll is formed by reefs lying between Berriam Faro and Mamanago Faro, about 7 miles SW; three islets lie on this section of the barrier reef.The SW face of the atoll is formed by Mamanago Faro, at its SW extremity, and three similar lagoon reefs farther ...
8 Nov 11
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