Andrott

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Satellite picture showing the atolls of the Lakshadweep except for Minicoy. Androth is located on the right side
Andrott
Island and village
Andrott is located in India
Andrott
Andrott
Coordinates: 10°48′51″N 73°40′49″E / 10.814085°N 73.680153°E / 10.814085; 73.680153Coordinates: 10°48′51″N 73°40′49″E / 10.814085°N 73.680153°E / 10.814085; 73.680153
Country  India
State Lakshadweep
District Lakshadweep
Area
 • Total 4.90 km2 (1.89 sq mi)
Population (2001)
 • Total 10,720
 • Density 2,200/km2 (5,700/sq mi)
Languages
 • Official Malayalam
Time zone IST (UTC+5:30)
Literacy 84.74%
Avg. summer temperature 32.0 °C (89.6 °F)
Avg. winter temperature 28.0 °C (82.4 °F)

Andrott Island (Malayalam: ആന്ധ്രോത് ദ്വീപ്), also known as Androth Island, is a small inhabited island in the Union Territory of Lakshadweep, a group of 36 coral islands scattered in the Arabian Sea off the western coast of India[1] approximately 198 kilometres (123 mi) from Kozhikode and 293 kilometres (182 mi) from Kochi.[2] It is the nearest to the mainland from all the islands in the group[3] and it is also the longest. The island has an area of 4.84 square kilometres (1.87 sq mi) and is the only island of the group to have a west-east orientation.[2]

This is the biggest (area-wise) island of Lakshwadeep. It is a protected territory and not a tourist destination.

Religions[edit]

Most of its inhabitants are Muslims. The Saint Hasrat Ubaidullah, who is believed to have converted the Lakshadweep Islands to Islam, died here. His remains are entombed in the Jumah mosque. [1]

The island also houses several Buddhist archaeological remains.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Singh VS, Sarwade DV, Mondal NC, Nanadakumar MV, Singh B (October 2008). "Evaluation of groundwater resources in a tiny Andrott Island, Union Territory of Lakshadweep, India". Environmental Monitoring and Assessment 158 (1-4): 145–54. doi:10.1007/s10661-008-0569-y. PMID 18839323. 
  2. ^ a b c "India9.com:Andrott Island". 
  3. ^ Androth Island - Lakshadweep U.T