Gan is the southernmost island of Addu Atoll, as well as the southernmost island of the Maldives. It is relatively large by Maldives standards. Gan Island was formerly inhabited, but its inhabitants were moved to neighboring islands after the British naval and airbase was built. It had been having continuous human
habitation since very ancient times. Gan Island now has a hotel catering for tourists and is connected by causeways to the neighboring islands of Feydhoo,
Maradhoo and Hithadhoo. Gan Airport is also one of the international airports of the nation.