Andaman and Nicobar Islands

Andaman and Nicobar Islands

Andaman and Nicobar Islands – अंडमान व नोकोबार द्वीप समूह

Andaman and Nicobar Islands is one among the 07 Union Territories of India and an archipelago of around 570 hot and humid islands of India. It is located in the at the point of Andaman Sea and Bay of Bengal and is bordered with 150 kilometers (or) 93 miles north of Aceh which is located in Indonesia and it separated by the Andaman Sea from Myanmar (Burma) and Thailand.

Union Territory of India
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The population of Andaman and Nicobar Islands

The Population of Andaman and Nicobar is about 380,520 and the Districts are covering with an area of 8,250 square kilometers (or) 3,190 square miles, which comes 28th on the area basis in India.

Andaman and Nicobar Language

The official and native language of Andaman Nicobar is “Hindi” (अंडमान और निकोबार द्वीप) and “English” which are widely spoken languages in the state. The other spoken languages of the Island are Bengali, Tamil, Nicobarese, Malayalam, Odia, Telugu and Marathi.

Andaman Nicobar Islands
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Formation of Andaman and Nicobar Island

Due to the variance between Burma Minor Plate (Which is a division of Eurasian Plate) and Indian Plate the Andaman and Nicobar Island has formed. It was established on the year 01st Nov of 1956.

Indian State of Andaman Nicobar Symbols

Animal Dugong
Bird Andaman Wood Pigeon
Flower Pyinma
Tree Andaman Padauk

Holiday Destination Designated by Island Tourism and Culture

Radhanagar beach which honoured with “Asia’s Best Beach” by the TIME Magazine on the year 2004 located at Havelock one of the special tourist destination of the Island

There are many islands which are existed in the Island and some of them are:

  • Ross Island
  • Viper Island
  • Cellular Jail
  • Havelock Island
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Andaman Nicobar Districts

Andaman Nicobar Map illustrate that Port Blair is the capital of this Union Territory. The land territory consists of 03 Andaman Districts and the following are the districts of the State:

  1. Nicobar Islands
  2. North and Middle Andaman
  3. South Andaman

Andaman Nicobar Island Rivers

The following are the few Rivers of Andaman Nicobar Islands which flows through the state:

  • Alexandra River (Great Nicobar)
  • Galathea River (Great Nicobar)
  • Kalpong River (North Andaman)
  • Dagmar (Great Nicobar)
  • Amrit Kaur (Great Nicobar)

Important Details of Andaman Islands
  • Andaman and Nicobar Islands Website: http://www.andaman.gov.in
  • Lieutenant Governor of Andaman and Nicobar Island – Sri Admiral Devendra Kumar Joshi (Retired)
  • Andaman Nicobar Islands Secretariat Office: O/o Secretary (GA), Andaman and Nicobar Administration, Secretariat, Port Blair
  • Helpline Number of Andaman Nicobar: 03192 236572
  • Andaman Nicobar Support Mail: asga123.and@nic.in