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Dhaalu Atoll, Maldives Map
Facts Dhaalu Atoll
Location Indian Ocean
Number of islands 56
Total area 4.4 km²Population 6 694
Time zone UTC + 5
The Dhaalu Atoll or Nilande South is an atoll of the Maldives. It has 56 islands of which 8 are inhabited islands, 2 islands are tourist attractions, the rest uninhabited, stretching from east to west up to 23 km and from north to south over 38 km.
It is one of the most exotic spots in the Maldives and a well-known place for diving. The capital Kudahuvadhoo is located at the southern end of the atoll.
The following inhabited islands belong to the atoll:
Bandidhoo, Hulhudheli, Kudahuvadhoo, Maaenboodhoo, Meedhoo, Rinbudhoo, Vaanee
The following uninhabited islands belong to the atoll:
Aluvifushi, Bodufushi, Bulhalafushi, Dhebaidhoo, Dhoores, Enboodhoofushi, Faandhoo, Gaadhiffushi, Gemendhoo (abandoned), Hiriyanfushi, Hudhufusheefinolhu, Hulhuvehi, Issari, Kandinma, Kanneiyfaru, Kedhigandu, Kiraidhoo, Lhohi, Maadheli, Maafushi, Maagau, Maléfaru, Meedhuffushi, Minimasgali, Naibukaloabodufushi, Olhuveli, Thilabolhufushi, Thinhuraa, Uddhoo, Valla, Vallalhohi, Velavaroo, Vonmuli