|Native name: Chetlat|
Satellite picture showing the atolls of the Lakshadweep except for Minicoy
|Area||1.14 km2 (0.44 sq mi)|
|Population||2545 (as of 2009)|
Chetlat Island is a coral island belonging to the Amindivi Subgroup of islands of the Lakshadweep archipelago in India. It is located 37 km to the northwest of Kiltan Island. The reef and lagoon are located to the west of the Island and the total dry land area is 1.14 km².
Coir twisting was the traditional occupation of the inhabitants and average Chetlat coir used to be equal to first-class coir of the other islands in Lakshadweep. Local history says that islanders were cruelly treated by the Portuguese seafarers.
- R. H. Ellis, A short account of the Laccadive Islands and Minicoy, AES reprint 1992
- Hydrographic Description (Indian Ocean Pilot)
- Lagoon sizes
- Chetlat - Geographical information
- Chetlat - Oceandots at the Wayback Machine (archived December 23, 2010)
- List of Atolls
- An ornithological expedition to the Lakshadweep archipelago
- Sources towards a history of the Laccadive Islands
- FAO - An analysis of the carrying Capacity of Lakshadweep Coral Reefs
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