Kamorta Island

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Kamorta Island
Kamorta Island is located in Andaman and Nicobar Islands
Kamorta Island
Kamorta Island
Location in Andaman and Nicobar Islands, India
Geography
Location Bay of Bengal
Coordinates 8°07′N 93°30′E / 8.12°N 93.5°E / 8.12; 93.5Coordinates: 8°07′N 93°30′E / 8.12°N 93.5°E / 8.12; 93.5
Archipelago Nicobar Islands
Adjacent bodies of water Indian Ocean
Total islands 1
Major islands
  • Kamorta Island
Area 131 km2 (51 sq mi)[1]
Length 25.5 km (15.84 mi)
Width 8 km (5 mi)
Coastline 108 km (67.1 mi)
Highest elevation 186 m (610 ft)
Highest point [2]
Administration
District Nicobar
Island group Nicobar Islands
Subdivisions of India Nancowry Subdivision
Taluk Nancowry
Largest settlement Kamorta (pop. 1870)
Demographics
Population 3688 (2011)
Pop. density 0 /km2 (0 /sq mi)
Ethnic groups Hindu, Nicobarese
Additional information
Time zone
PIN 744301
Telephone code 03192
ISO code IN-AN-00[3]
Official website www.and.nic.in
Literacy 84.4%
Avg. summer temperature 32.0 °C (89.6 °F)
Avg. winter temperature 28.0 °C (82.4 °F)
Sex ratio /
Census Code 35.638.0002
Official Languages Hindi, English, Tamil
Car (regional)

Kamorta Island is an island in the Nicobar Islands chain of India, located in the northeast Indian Ocean between the Bay of Bengal and the Andaman Sea.

Facilities[edit]

INS Kardip is a naval forward operating base of the joint-services Andaman and Nicobar Command on Kamorta island. The Indian Navy's Kamorta-class Corvette is named after the island.

Demographics[edit]

Kalatapu is the main village on this island. According to the 2011 census of India, The Island has 915 households.[4] List of villages from north to south and population:

Administration[edit]

The island belongs to the township of Nancowry.[5] [6]

Image gallery[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Islandwise Area and Population - 2011 Census" (PDF). Government of Andaman. 
  2. ^ Info
  3. ^ Registration Plate Numbers added to ISO Code
  4. ^ "District Census Handbook - Andaman & Nicobar Islands" (PDF). 2011 Census of India. Directorate of Census Operations, Andaman & Nicobar Islands. Archived from the original (PDF) on 2015-08-01. Retrieved 2015-07-21. 
  5. ^ Tehsils
  6. ^ "Andaman and Nicobar Islands villages" (PDF). Land Records Information Systems Division, NIC. Archived from the original (PDF) on 2016-03-04. Retrieved 2015-07-25.