Lakshadweep, some time ago known as the Laccadive, Minicoy, and Aminidivi Islands, is a gathering of islands in the Laccadive Sea, 200 to 440 km off the south western shore of India. The archipelago is a Union Territory and is represented by the Union Government of India. They were otherwise called Laccadive Islands, albeit geologically this is just the name of the focal subgroup of the gathering.
The islands shape the littlest Union Territory of India: their aggregate surface region is only 32 km². The tidal pond territory covers around 4,200 km², the regional waters zone 20,000 km². and the select monetary zone region 400,000 km². The locale frames a solitary Indian area with 10 subdivisions.