Kadmat Island

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Kadmat Island
A beach side resort at Kadmat Island, Lakshadweep.jpg
A beach side resort at Kadmat Island
Kadmat is located in India
Kadmat
Kadmat
Kadmat (India)
Geography
Coordinates 11°14′N 72°47′E / 11.23°N 72.78°E / 11.23; 72.78Coordinates: 11°14′N 72°47′E / 11.23°N 72.78°E / 11.23; 72.78
Area 3.12 km2 (1.20 sq mi)[1]
Country
India
Demographics
Population 5319 (as of 2001)
Density 1,705 /km2 (4,416 /sq mi)

Kadmat Island, also known as Cardamom Island, is an island belonging to the Amindivi subgroup of islands of the Lakshadweep archipelago in India.[2]

Geography[edit]

The island is located on a coral reef 5 km north of Amini Island. It has a length of 8 km. North to South and has a maximum width of about 0.5 km, having an area of a total of 3.12 km².[2] The average annual temperature varies from 24.2 to 34.4 deg. Celsius. The average annual rainfall is 1237 mm.

Tourism[edit]

Kadmat has scuba diving, snorkelling and swimming. Scuba diving costs around Rs2500 for an introductory dive in the lagoon. The open sea dive costs around Rs 4000. Because Kadmat is a coral reef island, the sea is shallow and the impact of the sea is moderated.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Islandwise Area and Population - 2001 Census". Government of Lakshadweep. 
  2. ^ a b "Critical Habitat Information System of Kadmat Island". Government of India, Department of Ocean Development. Retrieved 2009-01-18. 
Satellite picture showing the atolls of the Lakshadweep except for Minicoy

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