Addu Atoll

Addu Atoll, previously also known as Seenu Atoll, is the southernmost atoll of the Maldives. Addu Atoll, together with Fuvahmulah, located 52.3 km north of Addu Atoll, extend the Maldives into the Southern Hemisphere. Addu Atoll is located 541 km from Gan Island south of Malé. Administratively, Addu Atoll is the site of Addu City, one of the two cities of Maldives. Addu City is constituted of the inhabited areas of Addu Atoll, namely the natural islands of Hulhudhoo, Maradhoo, Feydhoo, and Hithadhoo. (The districts of Addu City are not according to the natural islands that it comprises). In addition to the areas that are included as a part of Addu City, Addu Atoll has a number of uninhabited islands, including the island of Gan, where Gan International Airport is located.

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Addu Atoll - Culture
... Long ago Addu City was ruled by families appointed by the sultans in Malé, and may have had a matrilineal system of inheritance it is very much a man's ... However, there was a recent period in Addu history when the status quo changed for a while, when a more matriarchal society developed and Women became the bread earners ... During the Sultanate’s era, social standing in Addu depended upon one’s material ...
Addu City - History - Becoming A City
... “When the islands are announced, there will be a major change to the largest atoll in the south, Addu Atoll” he said ... of the referendum showed very clearly that citizens of the atoll want to develop as a city ... So we will designate Addu Atoll as one city island ...
Addu City - History - Britain's Secret Base
... the netlayer HMS Guardian landed Royal Navy construction crews on Addu Atoll in the Maldives Islands to begin work on a secret naval base for Britain’s Eastern Fleet ... Addu Atoll, also known as Seenu, is the southernmost island group in the Maldives ... are several channels leading into the lagoon, with the best of these at the southern end of the atoll ...
Hulhumeedhoo (Seenu Atoll)
... is one of the inhabited islands of the Seenu Atoll, Maldives ... Hulhumeedhoo is the only inahbited island in Eastern side of Addu Atoll ... When Addu Atoll declared status of a city,the two administrative offices was brought under one council office where the Councillor is elected from the ...
Maradhoo (Addu) - Overview
... middle of the island chain on the Western side of Addu City ... Mardhoo's location makes it strategically important for the atoll as the main bridging point between the main industrial island Gan and the atoll's administrative capital Hithadhoo ... and tropical shrubs as in other islands in Addu Atoll ...