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Where is Lakshadweep Sea located?
Lakshadweep, formerly (1956–73) Laccadive, Minicoy, and Amindivi Islands, union territory of India. It is a group of some three dozen islands scattered over some 30,000 square miles (78,000 square km) of the Arabian Sea off the southwestern coast of India.
What was the earlier name of Laccadive?
Formerly the Union Territory of Lakshadweep was known as Laccadive, Minicoy, and Amindivi Islands, a name that was changed to Lakshadweep by an act of Parliament in 1973. The Laccadive subgroup had been known earlier as the “Cannanore Islands” after the coastal town of Cannanore (Kannur).
Which country is nearest to Lakshadweep?
Lakshadweep – Wikitravel. 64,429(2011 est.) Lakshadweep, formerly the Laccadives, is a group of islands situated some 400 km off India’s west coast in the Arabian sea. They are India’s only coral atolls and geologically a part of the same chain as the Maldives.
Is the Laccadive Sea part of the Indian Ocean?
Along its core, the Indian Ocean has some large marginal or regional seas such as the Arabian Sea, the Laccadive Sea, the Somali Sea, Bay of Bengal, and the Andaman Sea.
Which district is Lakshadweep?
How many districts are there in Lakshadweep?
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Where are the Laccadive islands?
>Laccadive, Minicoy, and Amindivi Islands, union territory of India. It is a group of some three dozen islands scattered over some 30,000 square miles (78,000 square km) of the Arabian Sea off the southwestern coast of India.
What is Laccadive?
The Laccadive Sea or Lakshadweep Sea is a body of water bordering India (including its Lakshadweep islands), the Maldives, and Sri Lanka. It is located to the southwest of Karnataka, to the west of Kerala and to the south of Tamil Nadu.
Who found Lakshadweep?
It is possible that the first European to visit the islands was the Italian explorer Marco Polo—if the “female island” mentioned in his 13th-century travelogues was indeed Minicoy Island, as some have speculated. In 1498 the Portuguese arrived in the islands.
How did India get Lakshadweep?
In 1854 all the remaining islands were handed over to the East India Company for Administration. After India became independent in August 1947 and Lakshadweep, which was known as Laccadive, Minicoy and Aminidivi Islands, was merged with India, the Union Territory was formed in 1956 and it was named Lakshadweep in 1973.