|Coordinates||11°28′59″N 73°00′18″E / 11.483°N 73.005°ECoordinates: 11°28′59″N 73°00′18″E / 11.483°N 73.005°E|
|Adjacent bodies of water||Indian Ocean|
|Area||1.78 km2 (0.69 sq mi)|
|Length||3.2 km (1.99 mi)|
|Width||0.7 km (0.43 mi)|
|Highest elevation||2 m (7 ft)|
|Territory||Union territory of Lakshadweep|
|Tehsils of India||Aminidivi|
|Subdivisions of India||Kiltan|
|Largest settlement||Kiltan village (pop. 1500)|
|Pop. density||2,270 /km2 (5,880 /sq mi)|
|Ethnic groups||Malayali, Mahls|
|Avg. summer temperature||32.0 °C (89.6 °F)|
|Avg. winter temperature||28.0 °C (82.4 °F)|
|Sex ratio||1.041 ♂/♀|
Kiltan or Kiltān Island (Malayalam: കിൽത്താൻ) is a coral island belonging to the Amindivi Subgroup of islands of the Lakshadweep archipelago in India. It has a distance of 1,947 km (1,210 mi) south of the city of Delhi.
Kiltan is one of the populated islands of Lakshadweep. It is located 47 km to the northeast of Amini Island and 37 km to the southeast of Chetlat Island. The reef and lagoon (total area of 3.76 km2 (1.45 sq mi)) are located to the west of the island and the length of the dry land area is 3.2 km.
Traditionally the basic earning method was fishing and coconut production. Now the island people have moved to several directions, including Government jobs (Education, Police, Communication, Transportation, Business and IT also), private job opportunities such as Construction (buildings, road), Plumbing, Electrifying etc.
The population in Kiltan was 3945 as per census 2011. Most people from Kiltan, as in Amini and Kadmat, belonged to the Koya, Mali and Melacheri families. The language spoken is Jasari, a form of Malayalam, as in other islands. But the peoples don't use its script because its writing was stopped too earlier period. Kiltan has rich folk cultures and warm hospitality to its tradition. Most of the island is rural, with the bulk of population concentrated near the jetty.
- Satellite picture showing the atolls of the Lakshadweep except for Minicoy
- "Islandwise Area and Population - 2011 Census" (PDF). Government of Lakshadweep. Archived from the original (PDF) on 2016-07-22.
- Registration Plate Numbers added to ISO Code
- Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Act - Kiltan
- Hydrographic Description (Indian Ocean Pilot)
- R. H. Ellis, A short account of the Laccadive Islands and Minicoy, AES reprint 1992
- Tehsils info
|Wikimedia Commons has media related to Kiltan.|
- Lagoon sizes
- Kiltan - Geographical information
- Kiltān - Oceandots at the Wayback Machine (archived December 23, 2010)
- List of Atolls
- An ornithological expedition to the Lakshadweep archipelago
- Sources towards a history of the Laccadive Islands
- FAO - An analysis of the carrying Capacity of Lakshadweep Coral Reefs