Defence Island Wildlife Sanctuary

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Defence Island
Defence Island is located in Andaman and Nicobar Islands
Defence Island
Defence Island
Location of Defence Island
LocationBay of Bengal
Coordinates11°57′N 92°36′E / 11.95°N 92.60°E / 11.95; 92.60Coordinates: 11°57′N 92°36′E / 11.95°N 92.60°E / 11.95; 92.60
ArchipelagoAndaman Islands
Adjacent bodies of waterIndian Ocean
Area5.04 km2 (1.95 sq mi)[1]
Length5.4 km (3.36 mi)
Width1.4 km (0.87 mi)
Coastline14.4 km (8.95 mi)
Highest elevation0 m (0 ft)
DistrictSouth Andaman
Island groupAndaman Islands
Island sub-groupDefence Islands, Andaman
TehsilFerrargunj Tehsil
Population0 (2011)
Additional information
Time zone
Area code(s)031927 [3]
ISO codeIN-AN-00[4]
Avg. summer temperature30.2 °C (86.4 °F)
Avg. winter temperature23.0 °C (73.4 °F)
Sex ratio1.2/
Census Code35.639.0004
Official LanguagesHindi, English

Defence 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.[5] the island is lying 33.5 km (21 mi) north from Port Blair.


The island belongs to the Defence Group and lies in the sound of Jirkatang.


Politically, Defence Island, along neighboring islands, is part of Ferrargunj Taluk.[6]


  1. ^ "Islandwise Area and Population - 2011 Census" (PDF). Government of Andaman.
  2. ^ "A&N Islands - Pincodes". 22 September 2016. Archived from the original on 23 March 2014. Retrieved 22 September 2016.CS1 maint: BOT: original-url status unknown (link)
  3. ^ "STD Codes of Andaman and Nicobar". Retrieved 23 September 2016.
  4. ^ Registration Plate Numbers added to ISO Code
  5. ^ "Village Code Directory: Andaman & Nicobar Islands" (PDF). Census of India. Retrieved 16 January 2011.
  6. ^ "DEMOGRAPHIC – A&N ISLANDS" (PDF). Retrieved 23 September 2016.