The Laccadive Islands or Cannanore Islands are one of the 3 island subgroups in the Union Territory of Lakshadweep, India. It is the imperative subgroup of the Lakshadweep, separated from the Amindivi Islands subgroup kind of by means of the 11th parallel north and from the atoll of Minicoy some distance to the south with the aid of the 9 Degree or Mamala Channel. Formerly the Union Territory of Lakshadweep became referred to as Laccadive, Minicoy, and Amindivi Islands, a call that was changed to Lakshadweep by way of an act of Parliament in 1973.
The Laccadive subgroup were regarded earlier because the "Cannanore Islands" after the coastal metropolis of Cannanore. The call originated inside the reality that while the northern group of Amindivi had stopped in 1784 being a vassal country of the Cannanore Kingdom in exchange for fealty to Tippu Sultan's Kingdom of Mysore, the southern group remained loyal to Cannanore. The Laccadive subgroup consists of the island of Agatti, with Agatti Aerodrome, the most effective airport in Lakshadweep, as well as Bangaram Atoll which has a tourist resort in Bangaram, its largest island.