Investigator Bank

Investigator Bank
Investigator Bank
Location Arabian Sea
Coordinates 8°30′N 73°17′E / 8.5°N 73.28°E / 8.5; 73.28Coordinates: 8°30′N 73°17′E / 8.5°N 73.28°E / 8.5; 73.28
Archipelago Lakshadweep
Adjacent bodies of water Indian Ocean
Total islands 0
Area 0 km2 (0 sq mi)[1]
Highest elevation -217 m (-712 ft)
Territory Union territory of Lakshadweep
District Lakshadweep
Island group Minicoy Islands
Tehsils of India Minicoy Tehsil
Subdivisions of India Minicoy Ward
Population 0 (2014)
Pop. density 0 /km2 (0 /sq mi)
Ethnic groups Mahls
Additional information
Time zone
ISO code IN-LD-09[2]
Official website
Avg. summer temperature 32.0 °C (89.6 °F)
Avg. winter temperature 28.0 °C (82.4 °F)

The Investigator Bank is a submerged bank or sunken atoll in the Union Territory of Lakshadweep, India.[3] It is located 31 km (19 mi) to the northeast of Minicoy Island in Lakshadweep.


It is located 31 km to the northeast of Minicoy Island in the southern region of the Nine Degree Channel. Its minimum depth is 217 m. Depths in the neighborhood of the bank reach 914 meters. The Investigator Canyon is located north of the Investigator Bank between 17˚45'N, 66˚27'E and 17˚47'N, 66˚10'E.[4] Its lagoon area is 141.8 km2 (54.7 sq mi). This bank was named in 1886 after wooden paddle hydrographic survey vessel HMS Investigator.


  1. "Islandwise Area and Population - 2011 Census" (PDF). Government of Lakshadweep. Archived from the original (PDF) on 2016-07-22.
  2. Registration Plate Numbers added to ISO Code
  3. Hydrographic Description (Indian Ocean Pilot)
  4. GEBCO Gazeteer of undersea feature names
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