The Laccadive Islands, renamed Lakshadweep in 1973, are located in the Arabian Sea, just off the coast of Kerala. Of the 36 coral islands covering a land area of 32 sq. km, only ten are inhabited by simple folk whose language is close to that spoken in Kerala.(Malayalam). They are, in descending order of size, Minicoy, Andrott, Kavaratti, Kadmat, Agatti, Amini, Kalpeni, Kiltan, Chetlat and Bitra. Information about Lakshadweep.
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Government website; information about the islands from NIC.
Lakshadweep Fact File
Offers history, people, economy and tourism of Lakshadweep.
Perry-Castañeda Library Map Collection
Detailed physical map of the islands.
Weekly forecast and a report on current conditions for Minicoy.
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