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.
The top 5 largest islands in Lakshadweep are –
|Andrott island (Androth island)||around 4.9 square kilometers|
|Minicoy Island||around 4.8 square kilometers|
|Kavaratti Island||around 4.2 square kilometers|
|Kadmat Island||around 3.2 square kilometers|
|Kalpeni Island||around 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.
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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.
As per the 2021 state of forest report, 90.33 percent of Lakshadweep is covered in forests. Lakshadweep is thus 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 (2023) – 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.
Lakshadweep state profile
|Area||32.69 square kilometers|
|Population||64,473 (last census)|
|Most spoken language||Malayalam|
|Number of districts||1|
|Number of Lok Sabha seats||1|
|Largest island||Andrott Island|