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  Lakshadweep - At a Glance  
 
 
 
   
 
Lakshadweep is the tiniest Union Territory of India and is its only coral island chain. This archipelago consists of 36 islands, 12 atolls, 3 reefs and 5 submerged banks. The islands have a total area of 32 sq.kms and the lagoons enclosed by the atolls cover an area of 4200 sq.kms. Its territorial waters extend to 20,000 sq.kms and Exclusive Economic Zone (EEZ) to 4,00,000 sq.kms. Only 10 of these islands namely, Agatti, Amini, Andrott, Bitra, Chetlat, Kadmat, Kalpeni, Kavaratti, Kiltan and Minicoy are inhabited. Kavaratti is the Administrative Headquarters of the Union Territory. The islands are restricted area and permit from the Administration is required to visit the islands.
     
Population(2011) : 64,429
Density of Population : 2013 people/Kms.
Administrative HQ : KAVARATTI.
Access by : Air and Sea from India,South-west coast.
Location :

8o - 12o 13' North Lattitude and 71o - 74o East longitude

Total islands : 36
Distance to Malabar coast : 200-400 kms
Total geographical Area : 32 sq.kms
Major islands : MINICOY,KALPENI,ANDROTH,AGATTI,KAVARATTI, AMINI,KADMAT,KILTAN,CHETLAT,BITRA,BANGARAM & PITTI
Temparature : 32oC (Max.) to 28oC (Min.)
Humidity : 70-75%
Highest Rainfall : 241.8 mm.recorded in 24 hours
Unique feature : The only coral reef island in India,rich flora and fauna.Great tourist destination for Watersports,Fishing etc.Virgin,Fragile eco-system.A unique and quiet getaway destinations