Bangaram Atoll

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Bangaram is an atoll in the Union Territory of Lakshadweep, India.

Bangaram Atoll
Bangaram Atoll is located in India
Bangaram Atoll
Bangaram Atoll
Location of Bangaram Atoll in Lakshadweep
Geography
LocationArabian Sea
Coordinates10°57′N 72°17′E / 10.95°N 72.29°E / 10.95; 72.29Coordinates: 10°57′N 72°17′E / 10.95°N 72.29°E / 10.95; 72.29
TypeAtoll
ArchipelagoLakshadweep
Adjacent bodies of waterIndian Ocean
Total islands6
Major islands
  • Bangaram
  • Thinnakara
  • Pirli 1
  • Pirli 2
  • Pirli 3
  • South Bangaram
Area1.234 km2 (0.476 sq mi)[1]
Length1.22 km (0.758 mi)
Width0.7 km (0.43 mi)
Coastline3.9 km (2.42 mi)
Highest elevation1 m (3 ft)
Administration
TerritoryUnion territory of Lakshadweep
DistrictLakshadweep
Island groupLaccadive Islands
Tehsils of IndiaKavaratti
Subdivisions of IndiaAgatti Island
Largest settlementThinnakara (pop. 30)
Demographics
Population40 (2014)
Pop. density32/km2 (83/sq mi)
Ethnic groupsMalayali, Mahls
Additional information
Time zone
PIN68255x
Telephone code04896
ISO codeIN-LD-06[2]
Official websitewww.lakshadweep.gov.in

GeographyEdit

The atoll has a roughly rectangular shape and is 8.1 km in length with a maximum width of 4.2 km. and with a lagoon area of 36 km2 (14 sq mi). It is located over 400 km (250 mi) off Kochi and 525 km (326 mi) from Kollam Port in the Indian Ocean.

Bangaram atoll is about 7 km (4.3 mi) northeast of the island of Agatti and 25 km (16 mi) to the southeast of Perumal Par, in the western Lakshadweep archipelago at 10°56′N 72°17′E / 10.933°N 72.283°E / 10.933; 72.283. Bangaram atoll is connected to the reef of Agatti through a shallow submarine ridge.[3]

IslandsEdit

DemographicsEdit

Bangaram Island, the main island in the atoll, has a small population of 10. Bangaram Island Resort was located on the east coast of this island.[7] Thinnakara, has a construction camp (~30) for the new resort being built on its west coast.[8]

AdministrationEdit

The island belongs to the township of Agatti Island of Kavaratti Tehsil.[9]

TourismEdit

The Bangaram Island Beach Resort opened to tourism in 1974, but the lack of commercial flights made access difficult. Tourism took off after the Agatti Aerodrome on the nearby Agatti island was commissioned and regular commercial flights from Kochi were established.[10] The resort had 60 cottages. Current alcohol regulations in Lakshadweep allow consumption of alcoholic drinks only on Bangaram Atoll.

The new Thinnakara is owned by locals from Agatti. It will offer numerous adventure activities, including scuba diving, snorkelling, deep sea fishing beside white sand beaches, a calm lagoon and a sparkling, clear coral reef.[11]

Flora and faunaEdit

The Atoll is popular for its serene setting. Numerous species of tropical birds are found on the island.[12]

Image galleryEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Islandwise Area and Population - 2011 Census" (PDF). Government of Lakshadweep. Archived from the original (PDF) on 22 July 2016. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  2. ^ Registration Plate Numbers added to ISO Code
  3. ^ "Bangaram - Oceandots". Archived from the original on 23 December 2010. Retrieved 8 November 2011. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link) CS1 maint: bot: original URL status unknown (link)
  4. ^ "Pub 173. Sailing Directions (Enroute): India & The Bay of Bengal" (PDF). National Imagery and Mapping Agency. 2002. Retrieved 7 May 2012. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  5. ^ Birds of Lakshadweep Islands
  6. ^ PTI (6 September 2017). "Uninhabited Lakshadweep island Parali I vanishes, 4 others shrinking fast: study". Mint. Retrieved 25 June 2019.
  7. ^ Bangaram Islands Archived 2011-05-10 at the Wayback Machine
  8. ^ [1] resort]
  9. ^ "Tehsils info" (PDF). Archived from the original (PDF) on 21 July 2011. Retrieved 29 April 2016.
  10. ^ "Tourism in Lakshadweep". Archived from the original on 19 February 2015. Retrieved 8 November 2011.
  11. ^ "Bangaram Island". Union Territory of Lakshadweep. Archived from the original on 2 February 2013. Retrieved 7 May 2012. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  12. ^ Satish Pande; et al. (January–February 2007). "An ornithological expedition to the Lakshadweep archipelago: Assessment of threats to pelagic and other birds and recommendations" (PDF). Indian Birds. 3 (1). Archived from the original (PDF) on 17 June 2013. Retrieved 7 May 2012. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)