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Table 2

Database on coastal states of India (Singh 2003; Venkatraman & Wafar 2005; Sanil Kumar et al. 2006)

Coastal data 
 Length of coastline 7,516.6 km
Mainland: 5,422.6 km
Island territories: 2,094 km 
 Total land area 3,287,263 km² 
 Area of continental shelf 372,424 km² 
 Territorial sea (up to 12 nautical miles) 193,834 km² 
 Exclusive economic zone 2.02 × 106 million km² 
 Island territories 1. Andaman & Nicobar Islands (Bay of Bengal)
2. Lakshadweep Islands (Arabian Sea) 
 Total number of coastal districts 69 coastal districts in mainland India, three in Andaman & Nicobar and one in Lakshadweep 
Coastal geomorphology (mainland) 
 Sandy beach 43% 
 Rocky coast 11% 
 Muddy flats 36% 
 Marshy coast 10% 
 Coastline affected by erosion 1,624.435 km mainland
132 (islands) (CPDAC) 
Population 
 Total population of India 1.28 billion (Census 2011) 
 Population of coastal states and union territories 560 million 
 Percentage of population in coastal states of India 44% 
Coastal data 
 Length of coastline 7,516.6 km
Mainland: 5,422.6 km
Island territories: 2,094 km 
 Total land area 3,287,263 km² 
 Area of continental shelf 372,424 km² 
 Territorial sea (up to 12 nautical miles) 193,834 km² 
 Exclusive economic zone 2.02 × 106 million km² 
 Island territories 1. Andaman & Nicobar Islands (Bay of Bengal)
2. Lakshadweep Islands (Arabian Sea) 
 Total number of coastal districts 69 coastal districts in mainland India, three in Andaman & Nicobar and one in Lakshadweep 
Coastal geomorphology (mainland) 
 Sandy beach 43% 
 Rocky coast 11% 
 Muddy flats 36% 
 Marshy coast 10% 
 Coastline affected by erosion 1,624.435 km mainland
132 (islands) (CPDAC) 
Population 
 Total population of India 1.28 billion (Census 2011) 
 Population of coastal states and union territories 560 million 
 Percentage of population in coastal states of India 44% 
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