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The Laccadive Sea is part of the northern Indian Ocean, bordering India (including its Lakshadweep islands), the Maldives and Sri Lanka.


The International Hydrographic Organization defines the limits of the Laccadive Sea as follows:[1]

On the West. A line running from Sadashivgad Lt. on West Coast of India (14°48′N 74°07′E / 14.8°N 74.117°E / 14.8; 74.117) to Corah Divh (13°42′N 72°10′E / 13.7°N 72.167°E / 13.7; 72.167) and thence down the West side of the Laccadive [Lakshadweep] and Maldive Archipelagos to the most Southerly point of Addu Atoll in the Maldives.

On the South. A line running from Dondra Head in Ceylon [Sri Lanka] to the most Southerly point of Addu Atoll.

On the East. The West coasts of Ceylon and India.

On the Northeast. Adams Bridge (between India and Ceylon).


  1. ^ "Limits of Oceans and Seas, 3rd edition". International Hydrographic Organization. 1953. Retrieved 20 December 2009.  



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