Chatham Island (Andaman and Nicobar Islands)

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Chatham Island
Chatham Island is located in Andaman and Nicobar Islands
Chatham Island
Chatham Island
Location of Chatham Island
Location Bay of Bengal
Coordinates 11°41′17″N 92°43′26″E / 11.688°N 92.724°E / 11.688; 92.724Coordinates: 11°41′17″N 92°43′26″E / 11.688°N 92.724°E / 11.688; 92.724
Archipelago Andaman Islands
Adjacent bodies of water Indian Ocean
Total islands 1
Major islands
  • Chatham
Area 0.093 km2 (0.036 sq mi)[1]
Length 0.2 km (0.12 mi)
Width 0.46 km (0.286 mi)
Coastline 1.78 km (1.106 mi)
Highest elevation 0 m (0 ft)[2]
District South Andaman
Island group Andaman Islands
Island sub-group Port Blair Islands
Tehsil Port Blair
Largest settlement Chatham Island living quarters
Population 1 (2011)
Pop. density 10.75 /km2 (27.84 /sq mi)
Ethnic groups Hindu, Andamanese
Additional information
Time zone
PIN 744101[3]
Telephone code 031927 [4]
ISO code IN-AN-00[5]
Official website
Literacy 84.4%
Avg. summer temperature 30.2 °C (86.4 °F)
Avg. winter temperature 23.0 °C (73.4 °F)
Sex ratio 1.2/
Census Code 35.639.0004
Official Languages Hindi, English

Chatham Island is an island of the Andaman Islands. It belongs to the South Andaman administrative district, part of the Indian union territory of Andaman and Nicobar Islands.[6] the island is lying 3 km (2 mi) north of downtown Port Blair.


This is the island where the earliest British settlement in the Andamans began. In 1883, the British established the Chatham Saw Mill.[7][8] In 1990, the Indians built the Forest Museum, where you get insight on the forest team activities, and has displays on the history of timber milling on the island.


The island belongs to the Port Blair Islands and lies in the middle of Port Meadows.


Politically, Chatham Island, along neighboring Port Blair Islands, are part of Port Blair Taluk.[9]


  1. ^ "Islandwise Area and Population - 2011 Census" (PDF). Government of Andaman.
  2. ^ "Sailing Directions (enroute) | India and the Bay of Bengal" (PDF) (173). National Geospatial-intelligence Agency, United States Government. 2014. Retrieved 2016-09-23.
  3. ^ "A&N Islands - Pincodes". 22 September 2016. Archived from the original on 23 March 2014. Retrieved 22 September 2016.
  4. ^ "STD Codes of Andaman and Nicobar". Retrieved 2016-09-23.
  5. ^ Registration Plate Numbers added to ISO Code
  6. ^ "Village Code Directory: Andaman & Nicobar Islands" (PDF). Census of India. Retrieved 2011-01-16.
  7. ^ Official site
  8. ^ visit
  9. ^ "DEMOGRAPHIC – A&N ISLANDS" (PDF). Retrieved 2016-09-23.