Facts and Interesting Points About Lakshadweep

Interesting Points About Lakshadweep

  • Union Territory of Lakshadweep is located in the Arabian Sea off the Kerala coast. The Union Territory is formed by a group of a total of 39 Islands. Only 10 islands out of 39 are inhabited.
  • All the 39 Islands of Lakshadweep are divided into 3 Island groups – Amindivi, Laccadive and Minicoy.
  • Androth is the largest inhabited island of Lakshadweep. The Island has an area of 4.8 Km2.
  • Lakshadweep was ruled by the Chola Empire in the medieval period and then the islands are ruled by the Portuguese, Tipu Sultan and British respectively.
  • Before 1956, Lakshadweep was called Laccadive. It became a Union Territory in 1956 and was renamed Lakshadweep.
  • The earlier administrative headquarter of Lakshadweep was in Calicut. It was shifted to Kavaratti in 1964.
  • More than 90% of the population of Lakshadweep is Muslim. Arab Muslim Saint Hazrat Ubaidullah Andrott from Medina is believed to have preached Islam religion to the indigenous people of the islands. The Tomb of Saint Ubaidullah is a sacred place at Andrott Island in Lakshadweep.
  • Lakshadweep has an airport at the Agatti island and major Sea ports at Agatti, Kavaratti, Minicoy, Kadamatt and Kalpeni Islands.
  • INS Dweeprakshak is the Indian Naval base located on Kavaratti island in the Lakshadweep archipelago.

More Informations About Lakshadweep

General Details About Lakshadweep

Formation 1 November 1956
Capital  Kavaratti
 Administrator of Lakshadweep  Praful Khoda Patel
Districts 1
Area (km2) 32.62
Languages Malayalam, Jeseri and Mahl

State Symbols of Lakshadweep

State Animal Butterfly Fish
State Bird  Noddy Tern
State Tree  Bread Fruit

Demography of Lakshadweep

Population (2011 Census) 64,473
Population Density (per km2) 2,000
Sex ratio (Females per 1000 males) 946
Literacy Rate (%) 91.85

Forest & Wildlife Reserves in Lakshadweep

  1. Pitti Wildlife Sanctuary

Agriculture in Lakshadweep

Major Crops Rice and Maize Ginger, Turmeric, Black Pepper, Arecanut, Tezpata
Cash Crops Cotton, Jute and Mesta
Vegetables cucumber, pumpkins, bitter gourd, beans and brinjal
Fruits Orange, Lemon, Pineapple, Guava, Litchi, Banana, Jack Fruits, Plum, Pear and Peach

Agriculture in Lakshadweep

  1. Coconut, Ragi, Sweet Potatoes, Jowar, Sorgum and Banana

Mineral Deposits in Lakshadweep

  1. Coral Sand

Airports in Lakshadweep

  1. Agatti Airport

Major Sea Ports in Lakshadweep

  1. Agatti Port
  2. Kavaratti Port
  3. Minicoy Port
  4. Kadamatt Port
  5. Kalpeni Port

Traditional Dances in Lakshadweep

  1. Kolkali Folk Dance
  2. Parichakali Dance
  3. Lava Dance (Minicoy Island)

Art and Crafts of Lakshadweep

  1. Seashell, Tortoise Shell and Coconut Shell crafts

Regional Festivals Lakshadweep

  1. Bakrid
  2. Id-Ul-Fitr
  3. Muharram
  4. Milad-Un-Nabi

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