Lakshadweep

LAKSHADWEEP

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Lakshadweep is a tropical archipelago of 36 atolls and coral reefs in the Laccadive Sea, off the coast of Kerala, India. Not all of the islands are inhabited, and only a few are open to visitors (permits required). Kavaratti, one of the more developed islands, is home to dozens of mosques, including the ornately decorated Ujra Mosque, as well as Kavaratti Aquarium, showcasing regional fish, shark and coral species.

CapitalKavaratti
Lt GovernorH Rajendra Prasad (Administrator)
Population census 201164,473 (increased by 6.30%)
Area (sq km census 2011)30
Density2,149
Sex – Ratio946
Literacy rate91.85%