Perumal Par

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Perumal Par is located in India
Perumal Par
Perumal Par
Location of Perumal Par in the Indian Ocean
Satellite picture showing the atolls of the Lakshadweep except for Minicoy

Perumal Par, also known as Peremul Par, is an uninhabited coral atoll belonging to the Amindivi Subgroup of islands of the Union Territory of Lakshadweep, India. It is located at 11°10′N 72°04′E / 11.167°N 72.067°E / 11.167; 72.067, 33 km south of Bitra Par and 25 km to the northwest of Bangaram Atoll.[1]

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The atoll is very similar in appearance to Cherbaniani Reef further north. It has a large lagoon devoid of islands in the encircling reeef, except for a small sandy islet located at the southeastern end. Terns of different species visit this atoll.[2] Some damage to the corals of this atoll caused by Acanthaster planci crown-of-thorns starfish was observed in the 1990s.[3]

Its surrounding waters are a good fishing area for baitfish and the place is often visited by fishermen from inhabited islands nearby.[4] Tourists from nearby Bangaram Island resort often make excursions to this lonely atoll.[5]

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