About the island



Haa Alifu



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Baarah is an inhabited island in Haa Alif Atoll in the northern Maldives. It is an island-level administrative constituency governed by the Baarah Island Council. Historically, Baarah was the island where the vessel Kalhuohfummi was built in the latter half of the 16th century. The ship played a key role in Sultan Muhammad Thakurufaanu's war against the Portuguese invasion of the country. The sails of the ship were made on the island of Maroshi further south. The island is 294.23 km (183 mi; 159 nmi) north of the country's capital, Malé. The island is shaped like the letter 'C'.