Kiltan

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Satellite picture showing the atolls of the Lakshadweep except for Minicoy
Kiltan is located in India
Kiltan
Kiltan
Location of Kiltān Island in the Indian Ocean
Kiltan
Native name: Kiltān
Geography
Location Arabian Sea
Coordinates 11°29′N 73°00′E / 11.483°N 73.000°E / 11.483; 73.000Coordinates: 11°29′N 73°00′E / 11.483°N 73.000°E / 11.483; 73.000
Area 2.2 km2 (0.85 sq mi)
Country
India
Union territory Lakshadweep
Demographics
Population 4184 (as of 2009)

Kiltan Island is a coral island belonging to the Amindivi Subgroup of islands of the Lakshadweep archipelago in India. It is located 47 km to the northeast of Amini Island and 37 km to the southeast of Chetlat Island. The reef and lagoon are located to the west of the island and the total length of the dry land area is 3.2 km.

Population[edit]

Most people from Kiltan, as in Amini and Kadmat, originally belonged to the Melacheri caste.[1] In the past, the island was part of an international trade route between the Persian Gulf and Ceylon.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ R. H. Ellis, A short account of the Laccadive Islands and Minicoy, AES reprint 1992
  2. ^ Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Act - Kiltan

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