Middle Andaman Island
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Outline map of the Andaman Islands, with the location of Middle Andaman Island highlighted (in red).
Middle Andaman Island (off the coast of Burma)
|Location||Bay of Bengal|
|Area||1,535.5 km2 (592.9 sq mi)|
|Indian union territory||Andaman and Nicobar Islands|
|Largest settlement||Rangat (pop. 38,824)|
Middle Andaman Island is the central island of the Great Andaman archipelago of India, with a total area of 1,536 km². Population of Middle Andaman consists of Bengali, Tamil and Keralite settlers. The island is also home to many of the indigenous Jarawa people. The main occupation of the inhabitants is farming and Agriculture.
Middle Andaman is separated from North Andaman by Austen Strait, and from Baratang Island at the south by Homfray's Strait, both shallow and narrow channels, a few hundred metres wide; and from Interview Island at its west by the navigable Interview Passage.
The island's coastline was inundated by the tsunami resulting from the 2004 Indian Ocean earthquake (26th Dec), though the effect was far less severe when compared with other Islands of Andaman and Nicobar Islands.
Middle Andaman's main towns are Rangat, Billiground, Kadamtala, Bakultata and Betapur. the northern town Mayabunder, though geographically located on Middle Andaman, is administratively attached to North Andaman.
- Edgar Thorpe, Showick Thorpe (2011) The Pearson CSAT Manual 2011. Accessed on 2012-07-26
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