Viringili (Maliku Atoll)

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Viringili
Nickname: Small Pox Island
Viringili is located in Lakshadweep
Viringili
Viringili
Location of Villingili Island in Lakshadweep
Geography
LocationArabian Sea
Coordinates8°16′41″N 73°00′40″E / 8.278°N 73.011°E / 8.278; 73.011Coordinates: 8°16′41″N 73°00′40″E / 8.278°N 73.011°E / 8.278; 73.011
ArchipelagoLakshadweep
Adjacent bodies of waterIndian Ocean
Total islands1
Major islands
  • Villingili
Area0.025 km2 (0.0097 sq mi)[1]
Length0.15 km (0.093 mi)
Width0.20 km (0.124 mi)
Coastline0.8 km (0.5 mi)
Highest elevation0 m (0 ft)
Administration
TerritoryUnion territory of Lakshadweep
DistrictLakshadweep
Island groupMinicoy Islands
Tehsils of IndiaMinicoy Tehsil
Subdivisions of IndiaMinicoy Ward
Demographics
Population0 (2014)
Pop. density0 /km2 (0 /sq mi)
Ethnic groupsMalayali, Mahls
Additional information
Time zone
PIN682559
Telephone code0489x
ISO codeIN-LD-09[2]
Official websitewww.lakshadweep.gov.in
Avg. summer temperature32.0 °C (89.6 °F)
Avg. winter temperature28.0 °C (82.4 °F)

Villingili (Dhivehi: ވިރިންގިލި ; Malayalam: വിരിന്ഗാ), is an uninhabited islet in Lakshadweep, India. It is located at the southwestern end of Minicoy's reef, in Maliku Atoll.

History[edit]

It is the location where the lepers of Lakshadweep were banished, where they lived in abject conditions

Administration[edit]

The island belongs to the township of Minicoy of Minicoy Tehsil.[3]

Geography[edit]

Viringili is barely 200 m in length. It is fringed with gravel and it is covered with bushes. A few stunted coconut trees grow in the center of the island. It has a distance of 0.6 km (0.37 mi) from Minicoy.

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References[edit]

  1. ^ "Islandwise Area and Population - 2011 Census" (PDF). Government of Lakshadweep.
  2. ^ Registration Plate Numbers added to ISO Code
  3. ^ Tehsils info
  • Bell, H.C.P.: The Maldive Islands, An account of the physical features, History, Inhabitants, Productions and Trade. Colombo 1883.
  • Xavier Romero-Frias, The Maldive Islanders, A Study of the Popular Culture of an Ancient Ocean Kingdom. Barcelona 1999, ISBN 84-7254-801-5

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