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Coastal States of India with coastal length

Coastal States of India with coastal length 

Introduction

  • India has 9 coastal states and 4 union territories.
  • Out of these 4 union territories 2 are located in mainland India while remaining 2 are islands.
  • The mainland coastal Union Territories of India are –

1. Puducherry,
2. Daman & Diu
  • The island Union territories that forms significant Indian coastline are –
1. Andaman and Nicobar Islands
2. Lakshadweep islands

Coastal Length of States & UTs

(in decreasing order of coastline)

1. Gujarat – 1214.7 Km
2. Andhra Pradesh – 973.7 Km
3. Tamil Nadu – 906.9 Km
4. Maharashtra – 652.6 Km
5. Kerala – 569.7 Km
6. Odisha – 476.4 Km
7. Karnataka – 280 Km
8. Goa (with Daman & Diu) – 160.5 Km
9. West Bengal – 157.5 Km
10. Puducherry – 30.6 Km (UT)
11. Andaman & Nicobar Islands – 1962 Km (UT)
12. Lakshadweep Islands – 132 Km (UT)
  • With the sum of coastal length of all these states and union territories, the total coastal length of India becomes 7516.6 Km.
  • India has 18th longest total coastal length among all world countries.
  • The coastal length of mainland India (except Andaman & Nicobar Islands and Lakshadweep islands) is 5422.6 Km.
  • The coastal length of all islands taken together is 2094 Km.

List of Coastal States of India


State with longest Coastline – Gujarat
Coastal length1214.7 Km
15 PortsAlang, Kandla,
Mandavi, Okha,
Porbandar, 
Veraval,
Jafarabad,
Pipavav,
Bhavnagar,
Dahej,
Magadalla,
Hazira,
Mandvi (Surat),
Mundra and
 Maroli
16 Coastal districtsCoastal districts
 from north to
south
 are – Kachchh,
Morvi,
Jamnagar,
Dwarka,
 Porbandar,
Junagadh,
Somnath,
Amreli,
Bhavnagar,
Ahmadabad,
 Anand,
Vadodara,
Bharuch,
Surat,
 Navsari,
Valsad

State with second long Coastline – 
Andhra Pradesh
Coastal length973.7 Km
6 Ports
Visakhapatnam
Port, 
Kakinada port 
and Machlipatnam
 port. 
Minor ports are 
Krishnapatnam port, 
Gangavaram port, 
Rawa port of 
East Godavari
district etc.
9 Coastal districtsCoastal districts
 from north to 
south are –
 Srikakulam, 
Vizainagram, 
Vishakhapatnam, 
East Godavari, 
West Godavari, 
Krishna, Guntur, 
Prakasam, and 
Nellore

State with third long Coastline – 
Tamil Nadu
Coastal length906.9 Km
5 Ports
Chennai port and 
Tuticorin Port Trust. 
Minor ports include –
 Ennore port, 
Nagapattinam port, 
Thirukkuvalai port
10 Coastal districtsCoastal districts
 from north to south are
 – Tiruvallur, 
Kanchipuram,
 Viluppuram, 
Cuddalore, 
Nagapattinam, 
Thanjavur, 
Pudukkottai, 
Ramanathpura
m, Thoothukudi and 
Kanyakumari

State with fourth long Coastline – 
Maharastra
Coastal length652.6 Km
8 Ports
Jawaharlal Nehru Port, 
Mumbai Port Trust, 
Dharamtar Port, 
Mora port, 
Redi Port, 
Jaitapur, and Rewas port
6 Coastal districtsCoastal districts from
 north to south are –
 Palghar, 
Mumbai suburban, 
Mumbai city, 
Raigarh, 
Ratnagiri and Sindhudurg

State with fifth long Coastline – 
Kerala
Coastal length569.7 Km
6 Ports
Cochin port,
 Kanhangad port, 
Kollam port, 
Kottayam port, 
Kalichanadukkam port, 
Vizhinjam international sea port
9 Coastal districtsCoastal districts from 
north to south are – 
Kasaragod, Kannur,
 Kozhikode, Mapappuram,
 Thrissur, Ernakulam,
 Alappuzha, Kollam, 
Thiruvananthpuram

State with sixth long Coastline – 
Odisha
Coastal length476.4 Km
6 Ports
Paradip is the
 major port of Odisha. 
Other smaller ports are 
Astaranga, Kirtania port 
and Dhamra port
9 Coastal districtsCoastal districts from 
north to south are –
Baleshwar, Bhadrak, 
Kendrapara, 
Jagatsinghpur, 
Puri and Ganjam

State with seventh long Coastline – 
Karnataka
Coastal length280 Km
9 Ports
Old Mangalore Port, 
Belekeri Port, 
Tadri port, 
Honnavar port,
 Bhatkal port, 
Kundapura port, 
Hangarakatta port,
Malpe port and 
Padubidri port
3 Coastal districtsCoastal districts from
 north to south are – 
Uttar Kannada, 
Udupi and 
Dakshin Kannada

State with eighth long Coastline – 
Goa
Coastal length160.5 km
1 Major Ports
Marmugao
2 Coastal districtsCoastal districts from
 north to south are – 
North Goa, South Goa

State with smallest Coastline – 
West Bengal
Coastal length157.5 Km
6 Ports
Kolkata port, 
Haldia port,
 Kulpi port, 
Farakka port, 
Sagar port, 
Tajpur port
3 Coastal districtsCoastal districts 
from north to south 
are – 
North 24 Parganas, 
South 24 Parganas, 
Purba Medinipur

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