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The Lakshadweep islands are of _____ origin.

A .
Volcanic
B .
Submerged fold mountains
C .
Coral
D .
None ofthese
December 27, 2019avatarJyothi Arun
Answer
  • Lakshadweep islands are coral islands formed by the agglomeration of skeletons and calcium carbonate secretions of tiny marine  animals called Polyps.
  •  They live in colonies in symbiotic relationship with algae and zooxanthalae bacteria which gives vibrant colours to coral reefs and made the most productive and vegetative regions of the oceans .
  • Salient features of Lakshadweep Islands:
  • 1) Originated as coral islands and agricultural productivity is low due to infertile soil. 
  • 2) Existence of atolls, corals etc., made it as one of the tourist destination.
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