Cora Divh

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Cora Divh
Nickname: Little Bassas de Pedro Bank
Cora Divh is located in India
Cora Divh
Cora Divh
Location of Cora Divh in Lakshadweep
Geography
Location Arabian Sea
Coordinates 13°42′N 72°11′E / 13.700°N 72.183°E / 13.700; 72.183Coordinates: 13°42′N 72°11′E / 13.700°N 72.183°E / 13.700; 72.183
Archipelago Lakshadweep
Adjacent bodies of water Indian Ocean
Total islands 0
Area 339.45 km2 (131.06 sq mi)[1]
Length 42 km (26.1 mi)
Width 12 km (7.5 mi)
Coastline 0 km (0 mi)
Highest elevation -27.4 m (-89.9 ft)
Administration
Territory Union territory of Lakshadweep
District Lakshadweep
Island group Aminidivi
Tehsils of India Aminidivi Tehsil
Subdivisions of India Chetlat Island
Demographics
Demonym Malayali
Population 0 (2016)
Pop. density 0 /km2 (0 /sq mi)
Ethnic groups Malayali, Mahls
Additional information
Time zone
Official website www.lakshadweep.gov.in
ISO Code IN-LD-01[2]
Avg. summer temperature 32.0 °C (89.6 °F)
Avg. winter temperature 28.0 °C (82.4 °F)
Topography submerged bank

Cora Divh, also called Coradeeve or Little Bassas de Pedro Bank (cf. Great Bassas de Pedro), is a submerged bank or sunken atoll belonging to the Amindivi Subgroup of islands of the Union Territory of Lakshadweep, India.[3] It has a distance of 1,733 km (1,077 mi) south of the city of Delhi.

History[edit]

An Indian patrol ship is named after this bank.[4]

Geography[edit]

Cora Divh is the third largest feature of Lakshadweep, after Bassas de Pedro and Sesostris Bank, with a lagoon area of 339.45 km2 (131.06 sq mi). It is also the northernmost feature, reaching to 13°58'N. Those coral banks, all submerged, form the north of Lakshadweep.[5] Adas Bank, which lies 90 km to the north of Cora Divh, is the same type of formation but is not part of Lakshadweep.

Cora Divh is 42 km long southwest-northeast, and 12 about km wide. Its southwest point is located 34 km NNE of Sesostris Bank. There are no emergent cays or islands. Cora Divh has depths of 27.4 to 55 m, and is covered by sand, coral rubble and broken shells. According to other sources, the least depth is 16 meters. Depths in the neighborhood of the bank reach 700 meters.[6]

Administration[edit]

The bank belongs to the Ward of Chetlat Island of Aminidivi Tehsil.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Islandwise Area and Population - 2001 Census" (PDF). Government of Lakshadweep. 
  2. ^ Registration Plate Numbers added to ISO Code
  3. ^ Hydrographic Description (Indian Ocean Pilot)
  4. ^ INS CORA DIVH - FleetMon.com
  5. ^ Prakash Chauhan & Shailesh Nayak, Detection of submerged reef banks in the Lakshadweep Sea using IRS-P4 OCM satellite data
  6. ^ Lakshadweep; geographical information

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