Kaafu is a region of the , which covers North Male Atoll, South Male Atoll and the islands of Kaashidhoo and Gaafaru. Kaafu has about 15,200 residents.

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, pronounced Maa-leh, is the capital of . Photo: Wikimedia, CC BY-SA 3.0.

is one of the inhabited islands of Kaafu Atoll and the proposed capital for the Medhu Uthuru Province of the . Photo: Nattu, CC BY 2.0.

Notable Places in the Area

The Galolhu Football Stadium, also known as the Galolhu Rasmee Dhandu Stadium, is a multi-purpose stadium in Malé, Maldives. Photo: ZZ47, CC BY-SA 3.0.

is an island in the North Male Atoll and is, administratively, known as Vilimalé and considered the fifth district of , . Photo: Shahee, CC BY 4.0.

Mulee'aage is the "Official Residence of the President of the Maldives". Photo: A robustus, CC BY-SA 3.0.

The or the Malé Hukuru Miskiy also known as the Old Friday Mosque is one of the oldest and most ornate mosques in the city of , Kaafu Atoll, . Photo: Xavier Romero-Frias, CC BY-SA 3.0.


4.1696° or 4° 10' 10.5" north
73.4992° or 73° 29' 57" east
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Also Known As

  • Arabic: كافو آتول
  • Asturian; Bable: Atolón Kaafu
  • Azerbaijani: Kaafu atollu
  • Bengali: কাফু প্রবাল দ্বীপপুঞ্জ
  • Cebuano: Kaafu Atoll
  • Chinese: 卡夫环礁
  • Chinese: 卡夫環礁
  • Czech: Kaafu
  • Danish: Kaafu Atoll
  • Divehi: Kaafu Atoll
  • Divehi: މާލެ އަތޮޅު
  • Dutch: Kaafu-atol
  • Dutch: Kaafu Atol
  • English: Kaafu Atoll
  • English: Male Atholhu
  • English: Malé Atholhu
  • Finnish: Kaafu Atoll
  • French: Atoll administratif de Kaafu
  • French: Atoll de Kaafu
  • French: Kaafu
  • German: Kaafu
  • German: Malé Atholhu
  • Greek: Καάφου Ατόλ
  • Gujarati: કાફુ એટોલ
  • Hebrew: אטול קאפו
  • Hindi: काफू एटोल
  • Hungarian: Male-atoll
  • Indonesian: Atol Kaafu
  • Italian: atollo Kaafu
  • Japanese: カーフ環礁
  • Kannada: ಕಾಫು ಅಟಾಲ್
  • Korean: 카푸 환초
  • Latvian: Kāfu atols
  • Lithuanian: Kaafo atolas
  • Malay (generic): Kaafu Atoll
  • Marathi: काफ़ू अटॉल
  • Norwegian Bokmål: Kaafu Atoll
  • Norwegian Nynorsk: Kaafu Atoll
  • Polish: Kaafu
  • Portuguese: Kaafu Atoll
  • Russian: Каафу
  • Sinhalese: කාෆු දුපත් සමුහය
  • Slovak: Káfu
  • Spanish: Atolon kaafu
  • Spanish: Atolón Kaafu
  • Swedish: Kaafu
  • Swedish: Kaafu Atoll
  • Tamil: காஃபு அடோல்
  • Telugu: కాఫు అటోల్
  • Thai: มาเลอาตอลู
  • Thai: หมู่เกาะคาฟุ
  • Turkish: Kaafu Atoll
  • Turkish: Kaafu Atolü
  • Ukrainian: Атол Каафу
  • Urdu: کافو اتول
  • Vietnamese: Kaafu Atoll
  • Atollo Kaafu
  • Kaaf Atoll
  • Kaafu Atholhu
  • Kāfu
  • Maale Atholhu
  • Malé Atoll

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