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About Kendhoo, Maldives

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1298

Population

18 Hector

Area

3

Transfers

12

Shops

3

Hotels

1

Restaurents

Kendhoo is one of the inhabited islands of Baa Atoll. It is 0.600 km long and 0.350 km wide and is 33.67 km (83 mi; 72 nmi) northwest of the countrys capital, Malé City. Traditionally, fishery, and thatch-making are the main occupations and major livelihoods of the people of Kendhoo. It is home to a population of about 1300 people. Although the local language is Dhivehi, many can also speak in English. The island has 3 hotels, 1 restaurants, 14 local shops, and 3 domestic transfer operators. It also has a health centre and a police desk. However, the island does not have an ATM yet.  Kendhoo known for their traditional herbal medicine - people from different parts of the country and even from other countries visit for treatments. Kendhoo is also famous for its historical and cultural significance. It is said that the island was visited by the Arabian scholar, Abdul Barakaath Yoosuf al Barbary, who is believed to have been responsible for introducing Islam to the Maldives in 1153. While he stayed on the island, he taught Islamic rituals to the islanders and offered daily prayers there. The place where he stood to offer the prayers was marked by building the house named after him and though modified this building is still there.

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