Sunday, 8 March 2015

Lakshadweep and The Andaman and Nicobar Islands

"These islands are a beautiful part of India"

This post is dedicated to the beautiful islands (Lakshadweep and The Andaman and Nicobar Islands) which are a part of India. These two islands are a Union Territory of India.


The Andaman and Nicobar Islands are a group of islands at the juncture of the Bay of Bengal and Andaman Sea, and are a Union Territory of India. The territory is 150 km north of Aceh in Indonesia and separated from Thailand and Myanmar (Burma) by the Andaman Sea. It comprises two island groups, the Andaman Islands and the Nicobar Islands, separated by the 10°N parallel, with the Andamans to the north of this latitude, and the Nicobars to the south. The Andaman Sea lies to the east and the Bay of Bengal to the west. The Capital and largest city is Port Blair.

Some interesting facts are:
1. Almost 90 % of the land area of the A & N Islands is covered with rich forest cover, probably the most area (in % terms) covered among all the states in the country.

2. There are around 572 scattered islands out of which only around 37 are inhabited. The rest are without human population.

3. The A & N Islands have probably the longest coast line (around 2000 km) among all the states. In fact, it represents almost one fourth of total coast line of India. Because, it is surrounded by sea on both and in fact on all sides.

4. The islands are the home for the endangered primitive tribes who have survived for thousands of centuries and continue to survive till today. They include the Great Andamanese, Onges, Jarawas, Sentinelese, Shompens.

5. Dugong, an endangered marine mammal, also known as Sea Cow, has been reported from Ritchie”s Archipelago, North Reef, Little Andaman and parts of Nicobars. This mammal is unique to A & N Islands and is the state animal.

6. Andaman Padauk is a tall deciduous tree found only in Andaman. It grows upto height of 120 feet. The timber is highly valued for making furniture.

7. The islands have about 25 harbours, probably the largest number in the country.

8. The southern most point of India is popularly mistaken to be ‘Kanyakumari’ in Tamil Nadu State. In fact, the southern most point is in Campbell Bay, called as “Indira Point”.

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Lakshadweep formerly known as the Laccadive, Minicoy, and Aminidivi Islands is a group of islands in the Laccadive Sea, 200 to 440 kilometres off the south western coast of India. The archipelago is a Union Territory and is governed by the Union Government of India. They were also known as Laccadive Islands. Lakshadweep comes from "Lakshadweepa", which means "one hundred thousand islands" in Sanskrit. Their total surface area is just 32 square kilometers. The lagoon area covers about 4,200 square kilometers, the territorial waters area 20,000 square kilometers  and the exclusive economic zone area 400,000 square kilometers. The region forms a single Indian district with ten sub divisions. Kavaratti serves as the capital of the Union Territory and the region comes under the jurisdiction of Kerala High Court. The islands are the northernmost of the Lakshadweep-Maldives-Chagos group of islands, which are the tops of a vast undersea mountain range, the Chagos-Laccadive Ridge.

Some interesting facts are:
1. The beautiful and scenic Archipelago of Lakshadweep Islands which is cut off from Mainland India was part of the Madras presidency at the time of independence.

2. Lakshadweep has a Muslim majority population.

3. It has over 600 species of marine fishes, 78 species of corals, 82 species of seaweed, 52 species of crabs, 2 species of lobsters, 48 species of gastropods, 12 species of bivalves, 101 species of birds.

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