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Equa Reef Maldives
Baa Atoll, Maldives Map
Location Indian Ocean
Number of islands 75
Capital EydhafushiPopulation 9578
Time zone UTC + 5
Baa is a Maldivian subdivision made up of the entire Goidhoo Atoll and the South Maalhosmadulu Atoll.
There are significant populations of whale sharks, manta rays and sea turtles, but also a variety of rare and unique benthic fauna such as the pink filigree coral Distichopora nitida, mosses of the genus Bugula or sea snails of the species Tambja olivaria. In addition, there is a high number of special reef forms
Thulhaadhoo Island is known for its paint craftsmanship throughout the country. In addition to craftsmanship, tuna fishing and boat building are the main industries of the population. Tourism plays an important role, even though there are far fewer resorts than in the metropolitan atolls.
The following inhabited islands belong to the atoll:
Dharavandhoo, Dhonfanu, Eydhafushi, Fehendhoo, Fulhadhoo, Goidhoo, Hithaadhoo, Kamadhoo, Kendhoo, Kihaadhoo, Kudarikilu, Maalhos, Thulhaadhoo
The following uninhabited islands belong to the atoll:
Ahivaffushi, Aidhoo, Anhenunfushi, Bathalaa, Bodufinolhu, Boifushi, Dhakendhoo, Dhandhoo, Dhigufaruvinagandu, Dhunikolhu, Enboodhoo, Fehenfushi, Finolhas, Fonimagoodhoo, Fulhadhoorah kairi finonolhu, Funadhoo, Gaagandufaruhuraa, Gaavillingili, Gemendhoo, Hanifaru, Hanifarurah, Hibalhidhoo, Hirundhoo, Horubadhoo, Hulhudhoo, Innafushi, Kanifusheegaathu finolhu, Kanifushi, Kashidhoogiri, Keyodhoo, Kihaadhufaru, Kihavah-huravalhi, Kudadhoo, Kunfunadhoo, Landaa Giraavaru, Lunfares, Maaddoo, Maafushi, Maamaduvvari, Maarikilu, Madhirivaadhoo, Medhufinolhu, Mendhoo, Milaidhoo, Miriandhoo, Muddhoo, Muthaafushi, Nibiligaa, Olhugiri, Thiladhoo, Ufuligiri, Undoodhoo, Vakkaru, Velivarufinolhu, Veyofushee, Vinaneih-faruhuraa, Voavah