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Lakshadweep Islands

  • T. N. PrakashEmail author
  • L. Sheela Nair
  • T. S. Shahul Hameed
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Abstract

Lakshadweep Archipelago is a group of coral islands in the Indian Ocean. It has many islands and islets including submerged banks with a geographical area of 32 km2. The islands are grouped into three clusters named as Laccadive, Aminidivi and Minicoy comprising of both inhabited and uninhabited islands. Here in this chapter we are presenting the general information about the origin, geology and geomorphologic setting, historical, socio-economic and ecological profile, resources of the islands, administrative set-up including the history of natural hazards.

Keywords

Lakshadweep archipelago Coral islands Origin Geomorphology and history of islands Coral reefs Natural hazards 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • T. N. Prakash
    • 1
    Email author
  • L. Sheela Nair
    • 1
  • T. S. Shahul Hameed
    • 1
  1. 1.Coastal Processes GroupNational Centre for Earth Science StudiesTrivandrumIndia

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