Male'atholhu Dhekunuburi: Beauty of Maldives lies here

Male'atholhu Dhekunuburi atoll is one of the two parts of the Male’ atoll of the Republic of Maldives. Male'atholhu Dhekunuburi is also known as the North Male atoll.

It is worth mentioning here that the Male’ atoll is one of the most important atolls of the republic of Maldives. The reason for its importance is the fact that Male’, the capital city of the Republic of Maldives, is situated in Male’ atoll. This atoll is one of the inhabited atolls of Maldives. This advantage of the atoll makes it an important travel destination. People from all over the world travelling to the country of Maldives don’t forget to visit the Male’ atoll for the obvious reasons. Needless to say, the Male’ atoll is an important part of the country’s economy as well. Infact, this atoll is one of the major contributors to the revenue of the country.

Talking about the geography of the Male'atholhu Dhekunuburi atoll, this atoll is irregular in shape. Male'atholhu Dhekunuburi is 58 km in length and it comprises of almost 50 islands in number.

The other prominent geographical features of Male'atholhu Dhekunuburi include sandbanks, submerged shoals, innumerable farus and coral patches. It is worth mentioning here that the submerged shoals are called ‘haa’ in the local language of the country.

The depth of the interiors of the atoll varies from 25 to 35 fathoms (46 to 64 m). The bottom of Male'atholhu Dhekunuburi is sandy. The aerial view of the atoll reveals that it is one of the most beautiful atolls of the republic of Maldives.