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 (India)
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]
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]


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.


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.


  1. ^ "Islandwise Area and Population - 2001 Census" (PDF). Government of Lakshadweep. 
  2. ^ a b "Critical Habitat Information System of Kadmat Island" (PDF). 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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