Little Nicobar

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Little Nicobar
Native name: छोटा निकोबार
Little Nicobar is located in Andaman and Nicobar Islands
Little Nicobar
Little Nicobar
Location of Little Nicobar Island in the Andaman and Nicobar Islands
Location Bay of Bengal
Coordinates 7°20′N 93°41′E / 7.33°N 93.68°E / 7.33; 93.68Coordinates: 7°20′N 93°41′E / 7.33°N 93.68°E / 7.33; 93.68
Archipelago Nicobar Islands
Adjacent bodies of water Indian Ocean
Total islands 1
Major islands
  • Little Nicobar    
Area 140 km2 (54 sq mi)[1]
Length 24 km (14.9 mi)
Width 12 km (7.5 mi)
Coastline 71.6 km (44.49 mi)
Highest elevation 435 m (1,427 ft)
Highest point Mount Deoban
District Nicobar
Island group Nicobar Islands
Subdivisions of India Great Nicobar Subdivision
Taluk Little Nicobar
Largest settlement
(population 81)
Demonym Hindi
Population 278 (2014)
Pop. density 2 /km2 (5 /sq mi)
Ethnic groups Hindu, Nicobarese
Additional information
Time zone
PIN 744301
Telephone code 03192
Official website
ISO Code IN-AN-00[2]
Literacy 84.4%
Avg. summer temperature 32.0 °C (89.6 °F)
Avg. winter temperature 28.0 °C (82.4 °F)
Sex ratio /
unit_pref Metric
Census Code 35.638.0002
Official Languages Hindi, English, Tamil
Car (regional)

Little Nicobar (Nicobarese: Ong) is one of the Nicobar Islands, India.


The 2004 Indian Ocean earthquake and tsunami caused extensive damage to this island.


Little Nicobar Island's area is 140 km2 (54 sq mi). There are a few smaller islands of Little Nicobar's shores: Menchal, Pulomilo, Treis/Albatei, Trak/Mafuya and Meroe. The island of Katchal is located 56 km (35 mi) to the north.


According to the 2011 census of India, Little Nicobar Island has 278 villagers in 59 households. The effective literacy rate (i.e. the literacy rate of population excluding children aged 6 and below) is 100%. Pulopanja, Puloulo, and Makhahu (Victoria Harbour) are the main villages on the island.


The island belongs to the township of Great Nicobar of Little Nicobar Taluk.[3]

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  1. ^ "Islandwise Area and Population - 2011 Census" (PDF). Government of Andaman. 
  2. ^ Registration Plate Numbers added to ISO Code
  3. ^ Tehsils