Lakshadweep

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Lakshadweep

(ləkshäd`wēp'), union territory (2001 provisional pop. 60,595), 11 sq mi (28 sq km), SW India, consisting of the Laccadive, Minicoy, and Amindivi islands in the Arabian Sea off the coast of Kerala state. The capital of this group of 36 islands (10 are inhabited) is Kavarrati Island. Minicoy is the largest island. The population, mainly Muslim, engages in fishing and copra production. Malayalam is the main language except on Minicoy, where Mahl is spoken. The territory is administered by the home minister in the central government of India with an appointed local advisory council
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In ichthyological terms, the western Indian Ocean is here delimited from the Red Sea to South Africa, Gulf of Aden, Persian Gulf, Arabian Sea to south India, including Sri Lanka, Laccadives, Maldives, Seychelles, Chagos, Comoros, Mascarene Islands and Madagascar.
Madagascar, the Andaman, Laccadive and Mentawi Islands, and many places along the east coast of Africa) or never collected at all (e.g.
It seems a leftover fragment of an exotic archipelago set down by mistake in the waters of Japan, a stray Bahama, Tuamotu, or Laccadive somehow delivered to the wrong address.
Generally, rounding Cape Comorin in either direction required an intimate knowledge of geographical and weather conditions; the dangers hidden below the surface of the sea were tremendous - nearly as many as in the case of the Maldive and Laccadive Islands.
The Indus fan is located off the passive continental margin of Pakistan-India and is bounded by the Chagos - Laccadive Ridge in the east, by the Owen-Murray Ridges in the west, and by the Carlsberg Ridge in the south.
The States Reorganisation Act of 1956, however, went beyond the SRC recommendation and established Laccadive (now Lakshadweep), Minicoy and Amindivi Islands, Himachal Pradesh and Tripura as Union Territories and established in total 14 states.