Defence Islands, Andaman

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Defence Islands
Defence Islands is located in Andaman and Nicobar Islands
Defence Islands
Defence Islands
Location of Defence Islands
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
Total islands7
Major islands
  • Defence
  • Clyde Island
  • Montgomery Island
  • Petrie Island
Area6.19 km2 (2.39 sq mi)[1]
Highest elevation0 m (0 ft)
DistrictSouth Andaman
Island groupAndaman Islands
Island sub-groupGreat Andaman
TehsilFerrargunj Tehsil
Population0 (2011)
Pop. density0.00 /km2 (0 /sq mi)
Ethnic groupsHindu, Andamanese
Additional information
Time zone
Telephone code031927 [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 Islands are an island group 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 islands are situated 33.5 km (21 mi) north from Port Blair.


The islands belongs to the Defence Group and lies in the sound of Jirkatang. at their southern islands, there is a natural harbour called Port Campbell.[6]


Politically, Defence Island, along neighboring islands, is part of Ferrargunj Taluk.[7]


  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. ^ [1]
  7. ^ "DEMOGRAPHIC – A&N ISLANDS" (PDF). Retrieved 23 September 2016.