How many islands are there in Lakshadweep? | Lakshadweep UT

“Lakshadweep islands” is a Union Territory of India. These islands have a combined area of just 32.69 square kilometers making Lakshadweep the smallest state/UT in India. Do you know how many islands are there in Lakshadweep? Let’s find out.

How many islands are there in Lakshadweep?

Lakshadweep island group has 36 islands. The largest island in Lakshadweep is Andrott island which has an area of 4.9 square kilometers. The second largest is Minicoy island which has an area of about 4.8 square kilometers.

Agatti airport runway
Agatti airport runway

The top 5 largest islands in Lakshadweep are –

Andrott island (Androth island)around 4.9 square kilometers
Minicoy Islandaround 4.8 square kilometers
Kavaratti Islandaround 4.2 square kilometers
Kadmat Islandaround 3.2 square kilometers
Kalpeni Islandaround 2.8 square kilometers

As per the last census, the Union Territory has a population of 64,473. The most spoken language is Malayalam language. Many smaller uninhabited islets and atolls are also part of Lakshadweep.


The capital of Lakshadweep is Kavaratti. Kavaratti had a population of about 11,200 during the 2011 census.

How many districts are there in Lakshadweep?

Lakshadweep has only 1 district.

(Also read: How many islands are there in Hawaii? | Number of Hawaiian islands)

Forest cover

A small island in Lakshadweep

As per the 2021 state of forest report, 90.33 percent of Lakshadweep is covered in forests. Lakshadweep is the most forested state/UT in India in terms of percentage forest cover.

(To read more about forest cover in India – Forest cover in India (2024) – important statistics)

Tourism in Lakshadweep

Lakshadweep in the last few years has grown as a travel destination. It is now easier than ever to reach these islands. The government too is investing to develop Lakshadweep for tourists from around the world. You should not be surprised if Lakshadweep becomes one of the most visited destinations in India in a few years from now.

Tourism in Lakshadweep

Lakshadweep state profile

Area32.69 square kilometers
Population64,473 (last census)
Most spoken languageMalayalam
WaterbodyArabian sea
Number of districts1
Number of Lok Sabha seats1
Largest islandAndrott Island

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