Perumal Par

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Perumal Par
Perumal Par is located in Lakshadweep
Perumal Par
Perumal Par
Geography
Location Arabian Sea
Coordinates 11°09′50″N 72°03′00″E / 11.164°N 72.05°E / 11.164; 72.05Coordinates: 11°09′50″N 72°03′00″E / 11.164°N 72.05°E / 11.164; 72.05
Archipelago Lakshadweep
Adjacent bodies of water Indian Ocean
Total islands 3
Major islands
  • North
  • Middle
  • South
Area 0.0172 km2 (0.0066 sq mi)[1]
Highest elevation 0 m (0 ft)
Administration
Territory Union territory of Lakshadweep
District Lakshadweep
Island group Aminidivi
Tehsils of India Aminidivi
Subdivisions of India Bitra
Demographics
Population 0 (2014)
Pop. density 0 /km2 (0 /sq mi)
Ethnic groups Malayali, Mahls
Additional information
Time zone
ISO code IN-LD-01[2]
Official website www.lakshadweep.gov.in
Avg. summer temperature 32.0 °C (89.6 °F)
Avg. winter temperature 28.0 °C (82.4 °F)

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 has a distance of 2,001 km (1,243 mi) south of the city of Delhi.

Geography[edit]

Perumal Par is located at 11°09′50″N 72°03′00″E / 11.164°N 72.05°E / 11.164; 72.05, 33 km south of Bitra Par and 25 km to the northwest of Bangaram Atoll.[3]

The atoll is very similar in appearance to Cherbaniani Reef further north. It has a large lagoon devoid of islands in the encircling reef, except for 3 small sandy islets located at the eastern area. The lagoons area is 83.02 km2 (32.05 sq mi). the Islands of Perumal Par are:

Ecology[edit]

Terns of different species visit this atoll.[4] Some damage to the corals of this atoll caused by Acanthaster planci crown-of-thorns starfish was observed in the 1990s.[5]

Its surrounding waters are a good fishing area for baitfish and the place is often visited by fishermen from inhabited islands nearby.[6] Tourists from nearby Bangaram Island resort often make excursions to this lonely atoll.[7]

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