North Andaman Island

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Map of North Andaman Island
North Andaman Island is located in Burma
North Andaman Island
North Andaman Island (off the coast of Burma)
Geography
Location Bay of Bengal
Coordinates 13°15′N 92°55′E / 13.250°N 92.917°E / 13.250; 92.917
Archipelago Andaman Islands
Area 1,375.99 km2 (531.27 sq mi)
Highest elevation 738 m (2,421 ft)
Highest point Saddle Peak
Country
India
Indian union territory Andaman and Nicobar Islands
Indian district Andaman
Largest city Diglipur (pop. 42,877)
Demographics
Ethnic groups Andamanese

North Andaman Island is the northern island of Great Andaman of the Andaman Islands, with an area of 1376 km².[1] The main town on the island is Diglipur. Known for its marine life, the island's main industries are rice and orange-growing. The island is home to the highest point in the archipelago, Saddle Peak at 738 metres.

North Andaman experiences fairly frequent large earthquakes and suffered inundation from the 2004 Indian Ocean earthquake tsunami.

Outline map of the Andaman Islands, with the location of North Andaman Island highlighted (in red).

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Coordinates: 13°15′N 92°55′E / 13.250°N 92.917°E / 13.250; 92.917