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Islands of Lakshadweep (India)

Amini     [1646]
Group: Amindivi Islands, Archipelago: Laccadive Islands
Country: India - Lakshadweep Union Territory: Indian
Lat: 11.12º NLong: 72.74º E Region: Arabian Sea
Area: 3.0 sq. km   Altitude: ? m Shoreline: 7.0 km (scale 1:500000)
ISLAND TYPE: atoll

Androth     [1645]
   Group: Cannanore Islands   Archipelago: Laccadive Islands
   Country: India - Lakshadweep Union Territory   Region: Arabian Sea
Lat: 10.82º N   Long : 73.67º E
Area: 2.6 sq. km   Altitude: ? m
Shoreline: 9.3 km (scale 1:500000)   Coastal Index: 3.5769
Land < 5 m elevation: 2.6 sq. km   Sea level rise risk: 9
Depth to nearest land: 1000 m
Nearest island: 80 km   group: 100 km
Nearest continent: Asia    Distance: 220 km    Isolation Index: 34
ISLAND TYPE: submerged reef      Natural Protection Indicator: 0
CLIMATE: monsoon  tropical 
CATASTROPHIC THREATS: cyclones
   Threat Indicator: 1
ECOSYSTEMS:           

   Percent shoreline: Coral Reef: 99%  Mangrove: 0%
SPECIAL FEATURES :   Special Features Indicator - Terrestrial: 1   Marine: 0
   turtle nesting
HUMAN OCCUPATION: Inhabited
  Population: 0    Density: 0.0 persons/sq. km
  Percent population in agr/mining/fishing: 70%   Human Threat Indicator: 2
  Gross Domestic Product: $ 246 per capita    Economic Pressure Indicator: 0
HUMAN IMPACT INDEX     HI: 2
CONSERVATION IMPORTANCE INDEX   CI-Terrestrial: 2   Low
CI-Marine: 1   Low
Last updated: 05/02/89

Cheriyam     [1644]
   Group: Cannanore Islands   Archipelago: Laccadive Islands
   Country: India - Lakshadweep Union Territory   Region: Arabian Sea
Lat: 10.14º N   Long : 73.66º E
Area: 1.4 sq. km   Altitude: ? m
Shoreline: 4.7 km (scale 1:500000)   Coastal Index: 3.3571
Land < 5 m elevation: 1.4 sq. km   Sea level rise risk: 9
Depth to nearest land: 1000 m
Nearest island: 5 km   group: 75 km
Nearest continent: Asia    Distance: 250 km    Isolation Index: 27
ISLAND TYPE: atoll with Kalpeni      Natural Protection Indicator: 2
CLIMATE: monsoon  tropical  30C, 380-510 mm
CATASTROPHIC THREATS: cyclones
   Threat Indicator: 1
ECOSYSTEMS:           
Windward and leeward atoll reefs, lagoon
   Percent shoreline: Coral Reef: 99%  Mangrove: 0%
HUMAN OCCUPATION: Uninhabited, ?
  Population: 0    Density: 0.0 persons/sq. km
  Percent population in agr/mining/fishing: 70%   Human Threat Indicator: 2
  Gross Domestic Product: $ 246 per capita    Economic Pressure Indicator: 0
DATA RELIABILITY:    Data Rel. Indicator: 2
HUMAN IMPACT INDEX     HI: 2
CONSERVATION IMPORTANCE INDEX   CI-Terrestrial: 3   Low
CI-Marine: 3   Low
Last updated: 05/02/89

Kadmat (Kadamatt)    [1650]
   Group: Amindivi Islands   Archipelago: Laccadive Islands
   Country: India - Lakshadweep Union Territory   Region: Arabian Sea
Lat: 11.22º N   Long : 72.77º E
Area: 9.1 sq. km   Altitude: ? m
Shoreline: 17.8 km (scale 1:500000)   Coastal Index: 1.9560
Land < 5 m elevation: 9.1 sq. km   Sea level rise risk: 9
Depth to nearest land: 1000 m
Nearest island: 20 km   group: 40 km
Nearest continent: Asia    Distance: 300 km    Isolation Index: 28
ISLAND TYPE: atoll      Natural Protection Indicator: 0
CLIMATE: monsoon  tropical  30C
CATASTROPHIC THREATS: cyclones
   Threat Indicator: 1
ECOSYSTEMS:           

   Percent shoreline: Coral Reef: 99%  Mangrove: 0%
SPECIAL FEATURES :   Special Features Indicator - Terrestrial: 1   Marine: 0
   turtle nesting
HUMAN OCCUPATION: Inhabited
  Population: 0    Density: 0.0 persons/sq. km
  Percent population in agr/mining/fishing: 70%   Human Threat Indicator: 2
  Gross Domestic Product: $ 246 per capita    Economic Pressure Indicator: 0
HUMAN IMPACT INDEX     HI: 2
CONSERVATION IMPORTANCE INDEX   CI-Terrestrial: 2   Low
CI-Marine: 1   Low
Last updated: 05/02/89

Kalpeni     [1649]
   Group: Cannanore Islands   Archipelago: Laccadive Islands
   Country: India - Lakshadweep Union Territory   Region: Arabian Sea
Lat: 10.09º N   Long : 73.64º E
Area: 7.8 sq. km   Altitude: ? m
Shoreline: 14.0 km (scale 1:500000)   Coastal Index: 1.7949
Land < 5 m elevation: 7.8 sq. km   Sea level rise risk: 9
Depth to nearest land: 1000 m
Nearest island: 75 km   group: 75 km
Nearest continent: Asia    Distance: 260 km    Isolation Index: 33
ISLAND TYPE: atoll shared with Cheriyam      Natural Protection Indicator: 0
CLIMATE: monsoon  tropical  30C, 380-510 mm, water 25-30
CATASTROPHIC THREATS: cyclones
   Threat Indicator: 1
ECOSYSTEMS:           
Windward and leeward atoll reefs, lagoon
   Percent shoreline: Coral Reef: 99%  Mangrove: 0%
HUMAN OCCUPATION: Inhabited
  Population: 0    Density: 0.0 persons/sq. km
  Percent population in agr/mining/fishing: 70%   Human Threat Indicator: 2
  Gross Domestic Product: $ 246 per capita    Economic Pressure Indicator: 0
HUMAN IMPACT INDEX     HI: 2
CONSERVATION IMPORTANCE INDEX   CI-Terrestrial: 1   Low
CI-Marine: 1   Low
Last updated: 05/02/89

Kavaratti     [1647]
   Group: Cannanore Islands   Archipelago: Laccadive Islands
   Country: India - Lakshadweep Union Territory   Region: Arabian Sea
Lat: 10.57º N   Long : 72.65º E
Area: 3.0 sq. km   Altitude: ? m
Shoreline: 8.7 km (scale 1:500000)   Coastal Index: 2.9000
Land < 5 m elevation: 3.0 sq. km   Sea level rise risk: 9
Depth to nearest land: 1000 m
Nearest island: 50 km   group: 50 km
Nearest continent: Asia    Distance: 300 km    Isolation Index: 31
ISLAND TYPE: atoll      Natural Protection Indicator: 0
CLIMATE: monsoon  tropical  30C, 380-510 mm, water 25-30
CATASTROPHIC THREATS: cyclones
   Threat Indicator: 1
ECOSYSTEMS:           

   Percent shoreline: Coral Reef: 99%  Mangrove: 0%
HUMAN OCCUPATION: Inhabited, capital of Lakshadweep
  Population: 0    Density: 0.0 persons/sq. km
  Major Human Activities: fishing, coconuts
  Percent population in agr/mining/fishing: 70%   Human Threat Indicator: 2
  Gross Domestic Product: $ 246 per capita    Economic Pressure Indicator: 0
DATA RELIABILITY:    Data Rel. Indicator: 2
HUMAN IMPACT INDEX     HI: 2
CONSERVATION IMPORTANCE INDEX   CI-Terrestrial: 1   Low
CI-Marine: 1   Low
Last updated: 05/02/89

Kiltan     [1648]
   Group: Amandivi Islands   Archipelago: Laccadive Islands
   Country: India - Lakshadweep Union Territory   Region: Arabian Sea
Lat: 11.48º N   Long : 73.00º E
Area: 3.5 sq. km   Altitude: ? m
Shoreline: 7.3 km (scale 1:500000)   Coastal Index: 2.0857
Land < 5 m elevation: 3.5 sq. km   Sea level rise risk: 9
Depth to nearest land: 1000 m
Nearest island: 15 km   group: 40 km
Nearest continent: Asia    Distance: 230 km    Isolation Index: 25
ISLAND TYPE: atoll      Natural Protection Indicator: 2
CLIMATE: monsoon  tropical  30C
CATASTROPHIC THREATS: cyclones
   Threat Indicator: 1
ECOSYSTEMS:           

   Percent shoreline: Coral Reef: 99%  Mangrove: 0%
HUMAN OCCUPATION: Uninhabited, ?
  Population: 0    Density: 0.0 persons/sq. km
  Percent population in agr/mining/fishing: 70%   Human Threat Indicator: 2
  Gross Domestic Product: $ 246 per capita    Economic Pressure Indicator: 0
HUMAN IMPACT INDEX     HI: 2
CONSERVATION IMPORTANCE INDEX   CI-Terrestrial: 3   Low
CI-Marine: 3   Low
Last updated: 05/02/89

Minicoy     [1651]
   Group: Archipelago: Laccadive Islands
   Country: India - Lakshadweep Union Territory   Region: Arabian Sea
Lat: 8.29º N   Long : 73.05º E
Area: 11.5 sq. km   Altitude: ? m
Shoreline: 22.9 km (scale 1:500000)   Coastal Index: 1.9913
Land < 5 m elevation: 11.5 sq. km   Sea level rise risk: 9
Depth to nearest land: 2000 m
Nearest island: 180 km   group: 180 km
Nearest continent: Asia    Distance: 360 km    Isolation Index: 46
ISLAND TYPE: atoll      Natural Protection Indicator: 0
CLIMATE: monsoon  tropical  30C, 1600 mm, water 25-30C
CATASTROPHIC THREATS: cyclones
   Threat Indicator: 1
ECOSYSTEMS:           
Windward and leeward atoll reefs, lagoon, seagrass beds
   Percent shoreline: Coral Reef: 99%  Mangrove: 0%
HUMAN OCCUPATION: Inhabited
  Population: 0    Density: 0.0 persons/sq. km
  Major Human Activities: fishing, coconuts
  Percent population in agr/mining/fishing: 70%   Human Threat Indicator: 2
  Gross Domestic Product: $ 246 per capita    Economic Pressure Indicator: 0
DATA RELIABILITY:    Data Rel. Indicator: 2
HUMAN IMPACT INDEX     HI: 2
CONSERVATION IMPORTANCE INDEX   CI-Terrestrial: 1   Low
CI-Marine: 1   Low
Last updated: 05/02/89

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