Suheli Par

Suheli Par
Suheli Par
Location Arabian Sea
Coordinates 10°04′N 72°18′E / 10.07°N 72.3°E / 10.07; 72.3Coordinates: 10°04′N 72°18′E / 10.07°N 72.3°E / 10.07; 72.3
Archipelago Lakshadweep
Adjacent bodies of water Indian Ocean
Total islands 3
Major islands
  • Valiyakara
  • Cheriyakara
  • Suheli Pitti
Area 0.888 km2 (0.343 sq mi)[1]
Highest elevation 1 m (3 ft)
Territory Union territory of Lakshadweep
District Lakshadweep
Island group Laccadive Islands
Tehsils of India Kavaratti
Subdivisions of India Kavaratti
Largest settlement Cheriyakara (pop. 10)
Population 10 (2014)
Pop. density 11 /km2 (28 /sq mi)
Ethnic groups Malayali, Mahls
Additional information
Time zone
PIN 682555, 682559, 682557
Telephone code 04890, 04895 ,04896
ISO code IN-LD-07[2]
Official website
Literacy 84.4%
Avg. summer temperature 32.0 °C (89.6 °F)
Avg. winter temperature 28.0 °C (82.4 °F)
Sex ratio /

Suheli Par is a coral atoll in the Union Territory of Lakshadweep, India. It is an oval-shaped 17 km long atoll surrounded by a zone of rich marine fauna.


Suheli Par is located at 10°05′N 72°17′E / 10.083°N 72.283°E / 10.083; 72.283, 52 km to the SW of Kavaratti, 76 km to the south of Agatti, 139 km to the west of Kalpeni and 205 km to the NNW of Minicoy, with the broad Nine Degree Channel between them.[3] The Lagoon area is 87.76 km2 (33.88 sq mi).[4]


There are three islands on the reef encircling the lagoon.[5]

It has a size of 0.395 square kilometres (0.153 square miles).

Its size is 0.11 square kilometres (0.042 square miles).


Both islands have coconut trees, as well as Pandanus, Scaevola taccada, Tournefortia argentea and Pemphis acidula bushes. The grey heron and the black-capped kingfisher have been observed in this atoll. Owing to the rich marine life there was a proposal to declare Suheli Par a marine national park.[10]

In 2006 a ship from Seychelles ran aground on this atoll, but there was no oil spill reported.[11]


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