Andaman and Nicobar Islands Map

Map of Andaman and Nicobar Island

Map of Andaman and Nicobar Islands

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Andaman and Nicobar Islands is a union territory of India, with Port Blair as its capital. It is located in The Indian Ocean, and has over 570 islands, out of which only 38 are permanently inhabited.

Earlier British used them as an isolated prison for the fighters of Indian Independence, but now these 'Emerald Islands' are a famous tourist destination. It has various hotels to cater to the demands of tourists.

Some of the islands in Andaman and Nicobar are hilly in places, covered with tropical jungle and with flat stretches of beaches. Adventure tourism like trekking, Island camping, snorkeling, SCUBA diving are the real attractions.

The places of interest include Cellular Jail, Mahatma Gandhi Marine National Park, Water Sports Complex, Fisheries Museum, Chidiya Tapu, Mount Harriet and Samudrika Museum. It is also famous for its only active volcano, Barren Island. It also has many state of the art hotels to cater to its ever-booming tourism industry. Spectacular mix of nature's most prized delights; the Andaman & Nicobar Islands are a once in a lifetime holiday experience.

Andaman and Nicobar Islands State Information

CapitalPort Blair
Date of formation1. Nov. 1956
Lt. GovernorLt. General Bhopinder Singh
Tourist attractionsCellular Jail, Ross Island, Havelock Island, Marine Museum
FestivalsAndaman and Nicobar Tourism Festival, ethnic tribal festivals
LanguagesHindi, Nicobarese, Bengali, Tamil, Malayalam, Telugu
Size8,249 sq. km
Population3,79,944
State animalDugong (Sea Cow)
State birdAndaman Wood Pigeon
State treeAndaman Padauk
Major cropsPaddy, coconuts, nuts, banana, mango
FactoidsIt is located in the Bay of Bengal.
It is composed of 572 Islands.


Last Updated on : 22/07/2013



  Union Territories of India