BITRA

Location:

11o-36*North Lattitude 72o-10* East longitude,
located 483 kms, from Cochin.

Population:

264

Land Area:

0.10 sq.Kms.

Climate:

The climate of the island is moderate

A Glance:

BITRA is the smallest inhabited island in the territory.Till 1835 BITRA was the breading ground for a number of sea birds,a favourite hunt of KILTAN and CHETLAT people.There is a small shrine of Malik Mulla,an old Arab Saint who is said to be have been burried here.The shrine is a place of pilgrimage for the people of other islands.Surprisingly the first permanent settler at BITRA was a women from CHETLAT who with her son set up a permanent settler at house around 1945.




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