Table 3.4 : NUMBER OF INHABITED ISLANDS BY SIZE AND CLASS OF POPULATION
1985, 1990, 1995, 2000 AND 2006 
Size class No. of Adminstrative units ( islands ) 
(population) 1985 1990 1995 2000 2006
Size 202 202 201 200 196
Less than 100 2 1 1 0 5
100 - 199 17 13 11 11 12
200 - 299 29 20 10 15 18
300 - 399 39 30 26 22 18
400 - 499 30 25 27 28 22
500 - 599 19 24 23 19 18
600 - 699 13 19 16 14 12
700 - 799 10 14 16 12 11
800 - 899 6 7 9 13 12
900 - 999 12 8 11 8 5
1,000 - 1,999 17 31 38 42 47
2,000 - 4,999 6 7 9 12 12
5,000 - 9,999 1 2 3 3 3
10,000 + 1 1 1 1 1
           
Note:R.Kandholhudhoo, M.Madifushi, Dh.Gemendhoo and Th.Vilufushi people were displaced to other islands due to tsunami
Source: Department of National Planning