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Landhoo (Noonu Atoll)

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Landhoo (Noonu Atoll)

Inhabited island
Landhoo is located in Maldives
Location in Maldives
Country Maldives
Geographic atoll Miladhummadulhu Atoll
Administrative atoll Southern Miladhunmadulu
Distance to Malé 188.09 km (116.87 mi)
 • Length 1.230 km (0.764 mi)
 • Width 0.100 km (0.062 mi)
 • Total 878
Time zone MST (UTC+05:00)

Landhoo (Dhivehi: ލަންދޫ) is one of the inhabited islands of Southern Miladhunmadulhu Atoll, administrative code Noonu Atoll.


This island has large ruins from the historical Maldivian Buddhist era. On the northwest side of the island there is an ancient mound known as "Maabadhige Haitha" by the local people. This are the ruins of a Buddhist Stupa. The diameter of the mound is 292 feet and the height is 28 feet.

The remains in this island are probably the single most important Buddhist ruins in the Northern region of the Maldives.


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  • Divehiraajjege Jōgrafīge Vanavaru. Muhammadu Ibrahim Lutfee. G.Sōsanī.
  • Xavier Romero-Frias, The Maldive Islanders, A Study of the Popular Culture of an Ancient Ocean Kingdom. Barcelona 1999.

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