Dhaandhoo, which belongs to North Huvadhu Atoll, is the second most populous island in the atoll. Dhaandhoo has a population of 2,105. They are 1,050 women and 1,055 men. From this, 1,121 live outside the island.Dhaandhoo is 750 meters long and 290 meters wide and 394 kilometers away from the capital. This is 0.621,445 degrees from the North and 73.461478 degrees from the South.
Fishing is the most common income generating activity of the people of the island. The island is known among the people as a low-weather island. There are seven special fishing vessels are in Dhaandhoo.This island is also capable of being in the field of maldivian medicine and boat building. The island is known for cultural activities like bodu beru and koadi kendun during Eid al-Adha. The diving point between Dhaandhoo and Nilandhoo is a popular diving point among tourists.
Details of a famous person from the island.
Dhaandhoo Vaaruveri Kaleyfaanu also known as Dhonhoko Kaleyfaanu of North of Huvadhu Atoll ruled huvadhu atoll 133 years ago. His full name is Moosa Khatib. He was given the inheritance of Huvadhu Atoll in 1308. The Atoll Office of dhaandhoo was inheritance house. A house has now been constructed by granddaughters of Dhonhoko Kaleyfaanu. It is now called asari. Dhonhoko got three sons. They are Dhonthahkhana, Hassan Thakurufaan and Dhonbifaanu. Dhonhoko Kaleyfaanu was a religious man who loved justice in the islands of Ari Atoll, where the people loved him, and instilled a spirit of participation in the development of mosques. When people were called to work, those who did not go to work were fined. Dhonhoko Kaleyfaanu was a man full authority in the atoll who served for 22 years. He was also a close friend of King Sultan Mohamed Muinuddin Iskandhar.