|Adjacent bodies of water||Indian Ocean|
|Area||3.084 km2 (1.191 sq mi)|
|Highest elevation||0 m (0 ft)|
|Territory||Union territory of Lakshadweep|
|Island group||Laccadive Islands|
|Tehsils of India||Andrott|
|Subdivisions of India||Kalpeni|
|Largest settlement||Kalpeni (pop. 4500)|
|Pop. density||1,467/km2 (3800/sq mi)|
|Ethnic groups||Malayali, Mahls|
|Avg. summer temperature||32.0 °C (89.6 °F)|
|Avg. winter temperature||28.0 °C (82.4 °F)|
Kalpeni is 218 kilometres (135 miles) west from the port of Kochi and lies 71 kilometres (44 miles) south of Andrott and 201 kilometres (125 miles) to the NNE of Minicoy, with the broad Nine Degree Channel between them. Suheli Par atoll lies 139 kilometres (86 miles) to the west of Kalpeni.
List of IslandsEdit
- Kalpeni is the main island. it has an area of 2.482 square kilometres (0.958 square miles), and is located at .
- Kodithala is immediately to the north of Kalpeni, at, with an area of 0.0027 square kilometres (0.0010 square miles).
- Cheriyam is the northernmost island, with a population of 10. The island has a water tank, a pond, a small 2.8-kilometre (1.7-mile) road from the village to a lighthouse at the north point, constructed by MGNREGS at 2015. it has an area of 0.537 square kilometres (0.207 square miles), and located at . It is the largest of Kalpeni's Satellite islands. The land in Cheriyam belongs to 49 families living in Kalpeni.
MGNREGS is currently making an economic development on the island to accommodate a new village and resort like on Sentosa. It would impact the economic growth of Kalpeni Island.
- Tilakkam group are a group of islands off the west of Kalpeni. The land of these islands 0.055 square kilometres (0.021 square miles) belong to two different families of Kalpeni:
- Koomel is a small islet off the west tip of Kalpeni. it has an area of 0.2 hectares (0.49 acres), and located at .
- Tilakkam east has an area of 0.88 hectares (2.2 acres), and located at .
- Tilakkam west has an area of 0.82 hectares (2.0 acres), and located at .
- Pitti islet has an area of 3.6 hectares (8.9 acres), and located at .
Kalpeni was the first island in the Union Territory where women were allowed to go to school and get an education.
Kalpeni has a beach at the northern tip of the island called Tip Beach where one can do snorkeling, sea bath and kayaking. Because of the coral reefs present in the sea near the beach, the water is shallow and calm, making it an excellent spot for beach activities.
There is a 37-metre-high (121 ft) lighthouse in Kalpeni from whose top one can see a bird's eye view of the island, the lagoon with the smaller islands, the reef and the surrounding ocean. From the top of the lighthouse, one can visualize the abundance of coconut trees and the ground is not visible due to dense packing of the tops of these trees.
- "Islandwise Area and Population - 2011 Census" (PDF). Government of Lakshadweep. Archived from the original (PDF) on 22 July 2016.
- Registration Plate Numbers added to ISO Code
- "Kalpeni - Oceandots". Archived from the original on 23 December 2010. Retrieved 9 November 2011.CS1 maint: bot: original URL status unknown (link)
- Area and Population
- Cheriyam News
- Cheriyam News
- Cheriyam News
- Official Plans
- Kalpeni Official
- "Tehsils info" (PDF). Archived from the original (PDF) on 21 July 2011. Retrieved 30 April 2016.
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