Description: MalÚ, population 81,647 (2004), is the capital of the Republic of Maldives. The city is located on MalÚ Island in the Kaafu Atoll. Although MalÚ is geographically located in Kaafu Atoll, administratively it is not considered part of it. A commercial harbour is located in the Island. It is the heart of all commercial activities in the country. MalÚ International Airport is on adjacent Hulhule Island which includes a seaplane base for internal transporation.