Hithadhoo is a district of Addu City, in the Maldives. Hithadhoo is the main administrative district of Addu City, with many of the administrative buildings in this district. The town is situated on the island of the same name, the westernmost of Addu Atoll (previously known as Seenu Atoll). In terms of population count, Hithadhoo is home to the largest population in Addu City. According to the 2014 Census, with 11,129 residents, Hithadhoo also has the largest population of any administrative island in Maldives, a category that excludes the much larger capital, Malé.

The Island

The island is 531.12 km (330 mi; 287 nmi) south of the country's capital, Malé.[2] Hithadhoo is the second largest island in the Maldives with a surface area of 540 ha (5.4 km2; 2.1 sq mi). It has a length of 6.8 km (4.2 mi) and a width of 1.8 km (1.1 mi) at its widest point. It is also the second largest island in Maldives. The part of the island south of the town is lushly vegetated with palms and shrubs, whilst the northern end of the island consists of a partially stony, unreal scrubland, which can be explored only on narrow trails. Hithadhoo Town is marked by dusty roads, narrow lanes, leaning houses and dense vegetation.
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