5 Interesting Facts About Lakshadweep

Lakshadweep is India's  smallest union territory.

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The islands are India's only  coral atolls and consist of  36 islands, with 17 being uninhabited.

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Lakshadweep's oceans house  600 fish species, 78 coral  species, and  82 seaweed species.

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Originally known as Laccadive islands, the name changed to Lakshadweep Islands when  declared a  Union Territory in 1956.

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Southern Minicoy Islanders  share cultural ties and  language with the native  people of The Maldives,  speaking Mahl.

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