Great Nicobar (known to its indigenous inhabitants as Tokieong Long) is the largest of the Nicobar Islands of India, north of Sumatra. Indira Point, its southernmost tip, is also the southernmost point of India. The island covers 1045 km² but is sparsely inhabited, largely being covered by rainforest and known for its diverse wildlife. ...more on Wikipedia about "Great Nicobar"
Haa Alif Atoll is the northern-most atoll of the Maldives. It contains 42 islands, 16 of which are inhabited. ...more on Wikipedia about "Haa Alif Atoll"
Haa Dhaalu Atoll is located in northern Maldives. There is a domestic airport on the island of Hanimaadhoo about 20km from its capital Kulhudhuffushi. ...more on Wikipedia about "Haa Dhaalu Atoll"
Kaafu Atoll is an adminstrative atoll from the Maldives. This administrative atoll has four natural atolls collectively called the Malé Atoll: (from north to south) Kaashidhoo, Gaafaru, the North Malé Atoll and the South Malé Atoll. ...more on Wikipedia about "Kaafu Atoll"
Laamu Atoll is an atoll from the Maldives. ...more on Wikipedia about "Laamu Atoll"
Lakshadweep (Tamil: லட்சத்தீவுகள்) is the smallest Union Territory of India. It consists of 12 coral atolls, three coral reefs, and five banks. The total land area of the territory is 32 km². The islands are located in the Arabian Sea, between 200 to 300 km off the coast of Kerala. ...more on Wikipedia about "Lakshadweep"
Lhaviyani Atoll is an atoll from the Maldives. There is an industrial island with tuna canning facilities located at Felivaru. ...more on Wikipedia about "Lhaviyani Atoll"
The Republic of Maldives is an island nation consisting of the Maldive group of atolls and the Suvadive group of atolls in the Indian Ocean, south of Laccadive group of islands of India, about 700 kilometers south-west of Sri Lanka. The 26 atolls encompass a territory featuring 1,192 islets, roughly 200 of which are inhabited by people. The country's name may stand for the "Palace" or "Mountain Islands" (from al-Mahal in Arabic, or malai in Malayalam / mala in Tamil, and dvipa in Sanskrit, respectively), or it might mean "a thousand islands." Following the introduction of Islam in 1153, the islands later became a Portuguese ( 1558), Dutch ( 1654), and British ( 1796) colonial possession. In 1965, Maldives declared its independence from Britain, and in 1968 the Sultanate was replaced by a Republic. ...more on Wikipedia about "Maldives"
Meemu Atoll is an atoll from the Maldives. ...more on Wikipedia about "Meemu Atoll"
Nancowry refers both to a single island, and to the group of adjoining islands, that are a part of the Nicobar Islands chain, located in the northeast Indian Ocean between the Bay of Bengal and the Andaman Sea. ...more on Wikipedia about "Nancowry"
Nelson Island is the northernmost and the easternmost island of the Great Chagos Bank, which is the world's largest coral atoll structure, located in the Chagos Archipelago in the Indian Ocean. The nearest neighbor is Île Boddam in the Salomon Islands. The other island i the atoll, usually named Nelson Islet but without having an official name, is totally submerged. ...more on Wikipedia about "Nelsons Island"
Noonu Atoll is an atoll from the Maldives. The capital of Noonu atoll is Manadhoo. ...more on Wikipedia about "Noonu Atoll"
North Sentinel Island is one of the Andaman Islands in the Bay of Bengal. It lies to the west of the southern part of South Andaman Island; geographic coordinates: . ...more on Wikipedia about "North Sentinel Island"
Owen Bank is a wholly submerged atoll structure in the Chagos Archipelago. The reported location is 06°47'S, 070°14'E to 06°48'S, 070°15'E, thus the bank is the westernmost feature of the Chagos Archipelago. The closest islands are Danger Island on the Great Chagos Bank, and Île Sipaille in the Egmont Islands atoll, both of which are about 120 km East-North-East of Owen Bank. ...more on Wikipedia about "Owen Bank"
Peros Banhos is a group of thirty-five main islands in the Chagos Archipelago of the British Indian Ocean Territory, forming a circular coral reef. They were discovered in 1513 by Alfonso d'Albuquerque. ...more on Wikipedia about "Peros Banhos"
Pitt Bank is a wholly submerged atoll structure in the Southwest of the Chagos Archipelago. It is almost 56 km long Northwest to Southeast, with a width between 20 and 30 km. It stretches from 06°48'S to 07°16'S and 071°06'E to 071°36'E. The total size is about 1100 km 2, making it the second largest atoll structure in the Chagos Archipelago, after the Great Chagos Bank, and before Speakers Bank. The closest piece of land is Île Lubine of Egmont Islands atoll, 22 km Northeast of the Northern end of Pitt Bank. The least depth is 7 meters at the Southeastern Rim, and the deepest areas of the former lagoon reach 44 meters. ...more on Wikipedia about "Pitt Bank"
The Providence Atoll is part of the Seychelles, in the Farquhar Group. The islands in the group are small, coraline and uninhabitable. There are two islands in the atoll. They are Providence Island ( ) in the north and Cerf Island ( ) in the south. St. Pierre Island ( ) is west of the atoll. ...more on Wikipedia about "Providence Atoll"
Raa Atoll is an atoll from the Maldives. The capital of Noonu atoll is Ungoofaaru. Recently, the island has been reclaimed upto the edge of the reef in order to provide land for social and economic activities for the growing population. ...more on Wikipedia about "Raa Atoll"
The Salomon Islands, an atoll of the British Indian Ocean Territory, are located in the Northeast of the Chagos Archipelago. The main islands in the group are Ile Boddam, with the former settlement, and a land area of 1.08 km2, and Ile Anglaise, only slightly smaller, both on the western rim of the reef. There is a passage into the lagoon, named Baie de Salomon, on the Northern side, between Ile Anglaise and Ile de la Passe. The total land area is about 5 km2. ...more on Wikipedia about "Salomon Islands"
The Scattered Islands in the Indian Ocean ( French: Îles Éparses or Îles éparses de l'océan indien) comprise four small coral islands and an atoll in the Indian Ocean. They have no permanent population. Three of the islands, Glorieuses, Juan de Nova and Europa, as well as the Bassas da India Atoll lie in the Mozambique Channel west of Madagascar, while the fourth island, Tromelin, is about 220 miles east of Madagascar. ...more on Wikipedia about "Scattered Islands in the Indian Ocean"
Seenu Atoll or Addu is the southernmost atoll of the Republic of Maldives. Only six of the islands in the Atoll are inhabited and they are Meedhoo, Hithadhoo, Maradhoo, Feydhoo, Gan, and Hulhudhoo with the total population just over 18,000. Along with Huvadhu Atoll and Fua Mulaku, Addu is separated from the other Maldivian atolls by the one and half degree channel forming a nation, United Suvadive Republic. ...more on Wikipedia about "Seenu Atoll"
The Sentinel Islands are part of the Andaman Islands chain. ...more on Wikipedia about "Sentinel Islands"
Shaviyani Atoll is located in northern end of the Maldives. ...more on Wikipedia about "Shaviyani Atoll"
South Andaman Island is the southernmost island of the Great Andaman and is home to the majority of the Andaman Islands' population. Port Blair, the capital of the islands, is located on this island. Some areas of the island are prohibited areas for non- Indians. Like the rest of the archipelago, it was struck by the 2004 Indian Ocean earthquake, which led to many deaths on the island. ...more on Wikipedia about "South Andaman Island"
South Sentinel Island is one of the Andaman Islands in the Bay of Bengal. It is much smaller than its counterpart, North Sentinel Island. ...more on Wikipedia about "South Sentinel Island" Go crack a shortopedia! Indian_Ocean_atolls
Previous page Next page
This article is licensed under the GNU Free Documentation License.
It uses material from the Wikipedia . Direct links to the original articles are in the text.
If you use exact copy or modified of this article you should preserve above paragraph and put also : It uses material from the Shortopedia article about "Indian Ocean atolls".
|MAIN PAGE||MAIN INDEX||CONTACT US|