Aluvifushi (R) - [ Nilandhe Atholhu Dhekunuburi (Dhaalu Atoll) ]

Alifushi and Etthingili (Powell Islands in the Admiralty Chart) stand on a detached reef of their own with very deep waters (no sounding) between this isolated reef shelf and the northern end of the main Northern Maalhosmadulhu Atoll. Captain Robert Moresby named this small island group after Lieutenant F.F. Powell who assisted during the difficult survey of the Atolls of the Maldives in 1834-36. Later promoted to Captain, Powell went on to survey the NW coast of Ceylon.

General Information

DMS Latitude 2° 55' 58'' N
DMS Longitude 72° 57' 38'' E
Area (ha) 2.60
Length (m) 0.950
Width (m) 0.750
Island status Under Ministry of Tourism
Leased info Since: 11/1/2015
Nearest to airport name
Proximity to airport (km) 204
Nearest sea plane landing area
Proximity to sea plane landing area (km) 30
Nearest inhabited island
Proximity to inhabited island (km) 59
Nearest uninhabited island Aarah (U)
Proximity to uninhabited island (km) 59
Nearest lagoon Aarah (U)
Proximity to lagoon (km) 59
Nearest resort
Proximity to resort (km) 47
Bait Found Yes
Reef fish found Yes
Purpose Resorts
Weather condition Warm Cloud
Protected area
Environmentally sensitive area
Invasive species
Sea plane landing area
Ice plants
Fish processing plants
Agricultural islands
Regional ports
Historical islands
Picnic islands
Marine protected areas
Biosphere reserve

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Historical Place

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