Differentiate between the formation of the Lakshadweep islands and Andaman islands.
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- The Andaman Islands are formed of sandstone, limestone and the terrain is rough.
- Lakshadweep Islands were formed as a result of coral reefs and most of the islands consist of submerged reefs.
- The Andaman Islands have a native population whereas Lakshadweep does not have one.
a. Lakshadweep island group lie close to the Malabar Coast of Kerala.
b. This group of islands is composed of small coral islands.
c. Earlier, they were known as Laccadive, Minicoy and Amandine.
d. Kavaratti Island is the administrative headquarters of Lakshadweep.
e. The Pitli Island, which is uninhabited, has a bird sanctuary.
f. This island group has a total number of 36 islands.
Andaman and Nicobar Islands:
a. The elongated chain of islands located in the bay of Bengal extending from north to south are called
The Andaman and Nicobar islands.
b. The islands of this archipelago are of volcanic origin.
c. The entire group of islands is divided into two broad categories: the Andaman in the north and the
Nicobar in the south and are separated by 10oN latitude.
d. Port Blair is the administrative headquarters of Andaman and Nicobar island group.
e. Indias only active volcano is found on Barren Island in Andaman and Nicobar group of islands.
f. This island group has a total number of 552 islands.
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