Lakshadweep Island – UPSC Prelims

  • India’s smallest Union Territory, Lakshadweep is an archipelago consisting of 36 islands with an area of 32 sq km.
  • There are three main group of islands:
    • Amindivi Islands
    • Laccadive Islands
    • Minicoy Island.
  • Amindivi Islands are the northernmost while the Minicoy island is the southernmost.
  • All are tiny islands of coral origin (Atoll) and are surrounded by fringing reefs.
  • The Capital is Kavaratti and it is also the principal town of the UT.
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