Lakshadweep, formerly known as the Laccadive, Minicoy, and Aminidivi Islands is a group of islands in the Laccadive Sea. They were also known as Laccadive Islands, Lakshadweep means ‘one hundred thousand islands’ in Sanskrit and Malayalam. With a total surface area of just 32 sq km, the islands make up the smallest Union Territory of India, called Lakshadweep.
Kavaratti serves as the capital of the union territory and the area comes under the jurisdiction of the Kerala High Court. Fishing and coconut production is the main occupation of the people, with tuna being the main item of export.