Gnaviyani Atoll, or Fuvammulah, is the smallest atoll in the Maldives, located on the channel between Huvadhu and Addu. It is located between the latitudes 0 °15 'S and 0 °20' S. It consists of a single island, which is, nevertheless, one of the great islands of the Maldives. The land of the island is very fertile, it is well known for agriculture and its orchards, giving a usual source of bananas, mangoes, pineapples, oranges and Colocasia esculenta to Malé. The island is divided into eight districts called. Dhadimagu, Dhiguvaandu, Dhoondigan, Funaad, Hoadhadu, Maadhadu, Maalegan and Miskimmagu.
The Spanish ethnologist Xavier Romero Frías was residing in this island for more than twelve years in the district of Funaad where the house he built is located.