Andaman and Nicobar Islands


Andaman and Nicobar Islands consist of over 300 islands spread across the North, South, and Middle which are collectively called Great Andaman. The Nicobar islands comprise of about 19 islands. The prominent islands are Nan cowry, Katchall, Sentinel islands, interview islands, Landfall Island and car Nicobar. The Andaman and Nicobar Islands Maps would show one that is located on the arc stretching between the Myanmar region located in Burma to the Sumatra Island of Indonesia. The History of Andaman and Nicobar Islands would tell one that it was the trade route in the ancient times from India to Myanmar through which goods were carried to and fro. This region has also gained immense popularity for the indigenous communities it had which had severed communication with the outsiders.

The interesting fact about Andaman and Nicobar Islands is the effective drainage system it maintains. The terrain is made with sandstone, limestone and Cenozoic shale which have a history of about 65 million years. Some regions have flat coral surfaces which are not advisable for ships to pull over. The interesting facts about Andaman and Nicobar Islands would tell one that even when the entire region is hilly, it is the only island that has a considerable amount of fresh water derived from its land surface. The climate of this region is tropical that comprises monsoon and tropical cyclones. Also, the rainfall is handsome than the other islands which offer a good amount of water to the numerous fast-flowing streams or rivers in the entire region of Andaman & Nicobar.

This island has a wide variety of trees and the best example for this is that the entire region is covered by the dense tropical forests. There are huge varieties of trees that are common in the entire region such as redwood trees, Dipterocarpaceae. Also, there are fern varieties of trees such as Cyathaeceae which are also found in huge numbers. The entire region also has numerous terrestrial animals and marine animals. The common varieties of mammals are the Andaman wild pig, dugongs, dolphins, whales, macaques, shrews, spotted deers, civets, and shrews. Also, this is a tourist hub with over 200 species of exotic birds, snakes, and lizards while the saltwater houses various water animals such as sea snakes, eels, turtles and fishes. This has paved the way to Andaman and Nicobar Islands tourism. There are various hotels in Andaman and Nicobar Islands to accommodate the tourists.

Andaman and Nicobar Islands Map

Facts About Andaman & Nicobar Islands
Area 8,250 km2
Capital Port Blair
Languages Hindi, English
Literacy 86.27%
Population 379,944
Largest City Port Blair

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