Meemu Atoll, traditionally known as Mulaku Atoll, is located between latitude 3° 11' N and 2° 45' N. The administrative division is situated to the south of Vaavu Atoll, Meemu Atoll has nine inhabited islands with populations ranging from around 1,500 in Mulah to 850 in Muli, which is the atoll's capital island. The relatively simple names such as Haa Alifu and Noonu are actually code letters taken from the Dhivehi Alphabet and assigned to the divisions. They are rarely used by locals to refer to the atolls of the Maldives, but have become popular in recent years among tourists and foreigners who find them easier to pronounce than the traditional names.
Meemu Atoll is one of the most beautiful atolls in the Maldives. Not surprisingly, it is usually described as a "world of deserted tropical islands". The description is in essence true, as only a quarter of the islands in the atoll are inhabited. The rest remain almost completed untouched by humanity and in pristine condition that only enhances its natural splendor.