Upper North Province, Maldives

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Upper North Province was one of the seven short-lived provinces of the Maldives. The provinces were created in a decentralization attempt by the Nasheed administration in 2008. It was governed by the Minister of State for Home Affairs, Ms. Thilmeeza Hussain. Rejecting this change, the Parliament saw the abolition of the province system in 2010, through a newly enacted Decentralization Act. The province consisted of Haa Alif, Haa Dhaalu and Shaviyani Atolls. Its capital was Kulhudhuffushi. Its population (2006 census) was 41,672. [1]

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