Rangat

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Rangat
रंगत
village
Rangat is located in Andaman and Nicobar Islands
Rangat
Rangat
Location in Andaman and Nicobar Islands, India
Coordinates: 12°30′11″N 92°54′48″E / 12.50306°N 92.91333°E / 12.50306; 92.91333Coordinates: 12°30′11″N 92°54′48″E / 12.50306°N 92.91333°E / 12.50306; 92.91333
Country  India
State Andaman and Nicobar Islands
District Andaman
Population
 • Total 38,824 (2,001 census)
Languages
 • Official HindiEnglishTamil
Time zone IST (UTC+5:30)
PIN 744205
Telephone code 03192
Nearest city Port Blair
Website and.nic.in

Rangat is a town on the Middle Andaman Island, Andaman Archipelago. It is also one of the three counties (tehsils) administrative divisions of the North and Middle Andaman district, in the Andaman and Nicobar Islands union territory of India. Its population, according to the 2001 Census of India, was 38,824 people, mainly of Bengalis and Tamils.

Rangat is 210 km from Port Blair and 70 km south of Mayabunder. The town is well connected by road and sea routes.[1]

Tourism[edit]

The town has been described as a "ramshackle sprawl around two rows of chai shops and general stores divided by the ATR [ Andaman Trunk Road ]." [2] Some nearby tourist attractions are Amkunj Beach (8 km away) and Cutbert Bay Beach (18 km away). The latter is an important turtle nesting ground, especially from December to February.[1]

Villages[edit]

As of July 2012, Rangat county included the following villages (panchayats):[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Bradnock, Robert; Bradnock, Roma (2000). South India Handbook: The Travel Guide. Footprint Travel Guides. p. 209. ISBN 978-1-900949-81-1. 
  2. ^ Abram, David; Edwards, Nick; Ford, Mike; Daniel Jacobs, Shafik Meghji (20 January 2011). The Rough Guide to India. Rough Guides. p. 940. ISBN 978-1-84836-563-6. 
  3. ^ Village Panchayat Names of Andaman and Nicobar Islands. Accessed on 2012-07-28.

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