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Andaman and nicobar islands


Andaman and nicobar islands. The Andaman & Nicobar Islands is one of the main union territory of India. This union territory of andaman and nicobar islands name is often abbreviated to A & N Islands, or ANI. It is located in the bay of bengal.. It comprises two island groups - the Andaman Islands and the Nicobar Islands - which separate the Andaman Sea to the east from the Indian Ocean. The Andaman Islands (10º30'-14ºN; 92-93ºE) are the emerged part of a mountain chain and lie on a ridge, which extends southward from the Irrawaddy delta area of Burma.


Andaman and Nicobar Islands (6º30'-9º30'N; 93-94ºE) are high islands forming the southward extension of this mountain chain. Floating in splendid isolation, east of the Indian mainland, is the archipelago of 572 emerald islands, islets and rocks known as the Andaman and Nicobar Islands. This Union Territory is spread over a distance nearly 800 Kms. from North to South with 38 inhabited islands. A hill range extending from Burma (Myanmar) to Indonesia, these undulating islands are covered with dense forests and an endless variety of exotic flora & fauna.

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 capital of andaman and nicobar islands is the Andamanese island town of Port Blair.The andaman and nicobar island's population as per the most recent (2001) Census of India was 356,152. Added together, the total land area of the territory is approximately 8,249 km²

Andaman & Nicobar Islands have also recently been recognized as a world-class eco-tourist destination to discover the under-water treasures of marine life. Andaman & Nicobar Islands has many sandy crystal clear beaches and it’s an eco-friendly tourist destination with all sorts of comforts ranging from five star accommodations to cheap youth hostels.

Andaman &Nicobar Island offers beautiful island vacations and beach tours. Each island in Andaman’s has its own uniqueness and beauty. The beaches in Andaman’s are very clean &crystal clear. In no place, we can find both island vacations and beach tours in a same place.

Andaman Islands Origin

The Andaman and Nicobar islands have been inhabited for several thousand years, at the very least. The earliest archaeological evidence yet documented goes back some 2,200 years; however, the indications from genetic, cultural and linguistic isolation studies point to habitation going back 30,000 to 60,000 years, well into the Middle Paleolithic.

Mythologically, the name Andaman is presumed to be derived from hanuman, the monkey god, who was known to the malayalis as ‘handuman'. Since pre-historic times, these islands were the home of aboriginal tribes. The tribes of the Andaman group of islands were the great Andamanese, Onges, Jarawas and Sentinalese, all of Negro origin, while the tribes of Nicobars, the Nicobarese and Shompens, both of mongoloid stock.