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Andaman and Nicobar Islands
Location of Andaman and Nicobar Islands in India
|Coordinates (Port Blair): Coordinates:|
|Established||1 November 1956|
|Capital and largest city||Port Blair|
|• Lieutenant Governor||Admiral (ret.) Devendra Kumar Joshi|
|• Chief Secretary||Chetan Bhushan Sanghi, IAS|
|• Lok Sabha constituencies||1|
|• Total||8,250 km2 (3,190 sq mi)|
|• Density||46.124/km2 (119.46/sq mi)|
|• Official||Hindi, English|
|• Spoken||Bengali, Hindi, Tamil, Telugu, Malayalam, Nicobarese, Kurukh, Munda, Kharia|
|Time zone||UTC+05:30 (IST)|
|ISO 3166 code||IN-AN|
|HDI (2018)||0.739 (High) •6th|
|Mammal||Dugong – 2004|
|Bird||Andaman Wood Pigeon – 2004|
|Flower||Pyinma – 2014|
|Tree||Andaman Padauk – 2004|
It is made of two island groups - the Andaman Islands and the Nicobar Islands - separating the Andaman Sea to the east, from the Indian Ocean. These two groups are separated by the 10° N parallel, the Andamans lying to the north of this latitude, and the Nicobars to the south. The channel that separates ANI is the 10° degree channel. This islands have the only active volcano in India, Barren Island. These islands are also uninhabitated. It also has the lowest point in India, The Indira Point
The territory's population in the last (2001) census of India was 356,152. Added together, the total land area of the territory is around 6,496 km² or 2,508 mi², it is larger than the Palestinian territories but smaller than Georgia territory of Abkhazia.
Territorial symbols of Andaman and Nicobar
- "Andaman and Nicobar Administration". And.nic.in. http://www.and.nic.in/andaman/location.php. Retrieved 8 July 2013.
- Census of India Archived 14 June 2007 at the Wayback Machine, 2011. Census Data Online, Population.
- "50th Report of the Commissioner for Linguistic Minorities in India". 16 July 2014. p. 109. http://nclm.nic.in/shared/linkimages/NCLM50thReport.pdf.
- "www.andaman.gov.in". http://www.andaman.gov.in/web/guest/general-information.