Chetlat Island

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Chetlat Island
Native name: Chetlat
Satellite picture showing the atolls of the Lakshadweep except for Minicoy
Location Arabian Sea
Coordinates 11°41′N 72°42′E / 11.683°N 72.700°E / 11.683; 72.700Coordinates: 11°41′N 72°42′E / 11.683°N 72.700°E / 11.683; 72.700
Area 1.14 km2 (0.44 sq mi)
Union territory Lakshadweep
Population 2545 (as of 2009)
Chetlat is located in India
Location of Chetlat Island in the Indian Ocean

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.[1] Local history says that islanders were cruelly treated by the Portuguese seafarers.[2]


  1. ^ R. H. Ellis, A short account of the Laccadive Islands and Minicoy, AES reprint 1992
  2. ^ Chetlat

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