KAVARATTI (Syllabus: GS Paper 1 – Geography)

News-CRUX-10     3rd January 2024        

Context: Prime Minister of India will dedicate to the nation and lay foundation stone for multiple development projects at Kavaratti Island in Lakshadweep.


  • About: It is the capital of the Union Territory of Lakshadweep in India. 

oKavaratti is a census town as well as the name of the atoll upon which the town stands.

  • Located: It is located 332 km west to the city of Kannur, 351 km west of the city of Kozhikode, and 404 km west of the city of Kochi.
  • Climate: Tropical Savanna Climate.
  • Importance location: Largest city in Lakshadweep (Andrott).

oNine degree channel separates the Minicoy island and Maldives.


  • About: It is a union territory of India. 
  • Islands: It is an archipelago of 36 islands serving as the maritime boundary between the Arabian Sea to the west and the Laccadive Sea to the east. 
  • Located: It is located 200 to 440 km (120 to 270 mi) off the Malabar Coast of India.