Angria Bank

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Angria Bank is located in India
Angria Bank
Angria Bank
Location of Angria Bank in the Indian Ocean

Angria Bank is a bank, a shallow sunken atoll, on the continental shelf off the west coast of India. It is located 105 km (65 mi) west of Vijaydurg, Maharashtra.

The bank is at a depth of 20.1 metres and its dimensions are 40 km (25 mi) from north to south and 15 km (9 mi) from east to west. It is a coral habitat. The bottom is composed of sand, shells, and coral. The bank is steep-to on all sides, with great depths surrounding it.[1]

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As of 2008, Angria Bank is accessible by tourists by a two-hour boat ride from Malvan, Maharashtra. In 2008, Maharashtra state Finance Minister Jayant Patil announced a Rs 50 million initiative to explore Angria Bank to determine the feasibility of further marine tourism in the area.[2] The expectation is that the extensive coral reef that may provide habitat for variety of fishes could make area one of India's best recreational diving destinations.[2]

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Coordinates: 16°43′N 72°03′E / 16.717°N 72.050°E / 16.717; 72.050