- Dhiddhoo (Haa Alif Atoll)
Status Inhabited Geography Coordinates Geographic Atoll Thiladhunmathi Atoll Density (per/Ha) 47.3  Administrative Country Maldives Administrative Atoll Haa Alif Atoll Rank Capital of Haa Alif Atoll Councilor Mohamed Shareef  Demographics Population 4,500  (as of 2010)
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Dhiddhoo (Dhivehi: ދިއްދޫ) is the capital of Haa Alif Atoll administrative division in the Maldives. The island lies on the north western tip of Tiladummati Atoll and separated from the Ihavandhippolhu Atoll by the deep Gallandhoo Kandu channel.
Originally, the island is 52 hector large and after land reclamation island is now around 85 hector large. Land was reclaimed to cater the growing population and industries. There are some estimated 4500 people in Dhidhdhoo and it is the largest population in the Atoll.
Historically, until 18th century, island was an uninhabited and it was under the administration of Utheemu Gadhuvaru. The island was inhabited when the people of present day Dhonakulhi left their island due to the disturbances caused by Pirates of Malabar.The people of Dhonakulhi firstly settled down in Hodhafushi for a while and then later came and settled down in the island of Dhidhdhoo.
Dhidhdhoo is one of the few islands in the Maldives safe from Drug abuse and gang fighting and other social crimes. People of the island are very hospitable and religious unlike other major island of Maldives.
The famous DIK (Dhidhoo Ibrahim Kaleyfaanu) the richest person in the Maldives until 1980s was born in Dhidhdhoo.
It was noted that people of Dhidhdhoo refused to join Uthuru Gadubadu (the famous up rising of people of Northern atolls). It was only people of Dhidhdhoo who refused to join the uprising against the first president Mohamed Ameen. The Uprising was a complete fail and the leaders of the upraising were severely punished.
Dhidhdhoo continued to serve its people and the people around. The people of the islands in North Thialdhunmathi every day come to Dhidhdhoo seeking various services and trade.
Economy: Trade: hardware, Building materials. Tourism activities: Travel and tour operations, Resort supply, guest house and catering. Agriculture: Poultry and fish farming. Civil Services and other corporates:
Government institutions: Ha.Alif Atoll Hospital, Ha.atoll education Center , island office, Atoll office, Youth Center, Gender Unit, Island Court. Maldives Police.
State owned Enterprises: Bank of Maldives, State electric company, Maldives Water and Sewerage Company, Dhiraagu (Telecom Company), State trading organization.
Other corporations: Wataniya Telecom, Dhafeena, Coris pvt, Vista travel.
Gross domestic production: GDP as of 2010 is RF 600,000,000 and GDP per capital is Rf 120,000.00 or (USD 7782.00.
Tropical; hot, humid; dry, northeast monsoon (November to March); rainy, southwest monsoon (June to August)
Terrain: Flat, with white sandy beaches
Religion: Sunni Muslim (official
Languages: Dhivehi (official, dialect of Sinhala, script derived from Arabic), English (spoken by most government officials
Literacy: Definition: age 15 and over can read and write Total population: 99.8% Male: 99% Female: 99.7% (2006 Census
School life expectancy ( Primary to secondary) Total: 12 years Male: 13 years Female: 12 years (2006)
Haa Alif Atoll Haa Dhaalu Atoll Shaviyani Atoll Noonu Atoll Raa Atoll Baa Atoll Lhaviyani Atoll Kaafu Atoll Alif Alif Atoll Alif Dhaal Atoll Vaavu Atoll Meemu Atoll Faafu Atoll Dhaalu Atoll Thaa Atoll Laamu Atoll Gaafu Alif Atoll Gaafu Dhaalu Atoll Gnaviyani Atoll Seenu Atoll
The capitals of each atoll are in bold.This list excludes the capital, Malé along with Hulhumalé and Vilimalé.
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