North Andaman Island

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North Andaman
North Andaman Island Map.jpg
Map of North Andaman Island
North Andaman is located in Andaman and Nicobar Islands
North Andaman
North Andaman
North Andaman is located in Bay of Bengal
North Andaman
North Andaman
LocationBay of Bengal
Coordinates13°15′N 92°56′E / 13.25°N 92.93°E / 13.25; 92.93Coordinates: 13°15′N 92°56′E / 13.25°N 92.93°E / 13.25; 92.93
ArchipelagoAndaman Islands
Adjacent bodies of waterIndian Ocean
Area1,317 km2 (508 sq mi)[1]
Length80 km (50 mi)
Width26 km (16.2 mi)
Coastline366 km (227.4 mi)
Highest elevation731 m (2,398 ft)[2]
Highest pointSaddle Peak
DistrictNorth and Middle Andaman
Island groupAndaman Islands
Island sub-groupGreat Andaman
TalukDiglipur Taluk
Largest settlementDiglipur (pop. 15,000)
Population42541 (2011)
Pop. density32.3 /km2 (83.7 /sq mi)
Ethnic groupsHindu, Andamanese
Additional information
Time zone
Telephone code031927 [4]
ISO codeIN-AN-00[5]
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

North Andaman Island is the northern island of Great Andaman of the Andaman Islands.[6] It belongs to the North and Middle Andaman administrative district, part of the Indian union territory of Andaman and Nicobar Islands.[7] the island is lying 137 km (85 mi) north from Port Blair.


[8] The island belongs to the Great Andaman group and lies north of Middle Andaman Island. many small island groups surround its beaches. The island's main town is Diglipur.

The island previously had an indigenous population of the Great Andamanese, for example, the Bo, but they are no longer present: the island is populated by immigrants from the Indian mainland and their descendants.

The island is home to the highest point in the archipelago, Saddle Peak at 731 metres.[2]

North Andaman has fairly frequent large earthquakes, and suffered inundation from the 2004 Indian Ocean earthquake tsunami.


The entire island is part of Diglipur Taluk.[9]


There is a small port at Durgapur, 6 km (4 mi) north of Diglipur, with regular services from Port Blair.


North Andaman is known for its marine life: the island's main industries are rice- and orange-growing.


  1. ^ "Islandwise Area and Population - 2011 Census" (PDF). Government of Andaman.
  2. ^ a b Sailing Directions (Enroute), Pub. 173: India and the Bay of Bengal (PDF). Sailing Directions. United States National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency. 2017. p. 275.
  3. ^ "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)
  4. ^ "STD Codes of Andaman and Nicobar". Retrieved 23 September 2016.
  5. ^ Registration Plate Numbers added to ISO Code
  6. ^ Island-wise Statistical Outline - 2008. NORTH ANDAMAN ISLAND[permanent dead link] (PDF)
  7. ^ "Village Code Directory: Andaman & Nicobar Islands" (PDF). Census of India. Retrieved 16 January 2011.
  8. ^ map
  9. ^ "DEMOGRAPHIC – A&N ISLANDS" (PDF). Retrieved 23 September 2016.