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Hope Island :

Hope Island is a small tadpole shaped Island situated off the coast of Kakinada, India, in Bay of Bengal.Hope Island is located at 16.97°N 82.35°E

A relatively young island, it formed in the last 200 years into a 16 km (9.9 mi) long sand spit from the sand carried by the waters of Godavari delta.

The area between Kakinada coast and Hope Island is known as Kakinada Bay. The water spread of the bay is about 100 km2 (39 sq mi).

Hope Island protects the city of Kakinada from the strong cyclone/tidal waves/tsunamis coming from the Bay of Bengal. Hope Island acts as a sort of natural break water and provides tranquility to the ships anchored in Kakinada bay which makes Kakinada Port one of the safest natural ports in the Eastern Coast of India.

The northern part of the island is called the "Godavari point" which overlooks the entry point into the Bay of Kakinada and the Kakinada harbor.Currently the Island houses a small hamlet of fishermen and a few government buildings, Now governament planning to renew this island.
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