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
Geography
Location Bay of Bengal
Coordinates 13°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
Archipelago Andaman Islands
Adjacent bodies of water Indian Ocean
Total islands 1
Major islands
  • North Andaman
Area 1,317 km2 (508 sq mi)[1]
Length 80 km (50 mi)
Width 26 km (16.2 mi)
Coastline 366 km (227.4 mi)
Highest elevation 732 m (2,402 ft)[2]
Highest point Saddle Peak
Administration
District North and Middle Andaman
Island group Andaman Islands
Island sub-group Great Andaman
Taluk Diglipur Taluk
Largest settlement Diglipur (pop. 15,000)
Demographics
Population 42541 (2011)
Pop. density 32.3 /km2 (83.7 /sq mi)
Ethnic groups Hindu, Andamanese
Additional information
Time zone
PIN 744202[3]
Telephone code 031927 [4]
ISO code IN-AN-00[5]
Official website www.and.nic.in
Literacy 84.4%
Avg. summer temperature 30.2 °C (86.4 °F)
Avg. winter temperature 23.0 °C (73.4 °F)
Sex ratio 1.2/
Census Code 35.639.0004
Official Languages Hindi, 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.

Geography[edit]

[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 738 metres.

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

Administration[edit]

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

Transportation[edit]

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

Economy[edit]

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

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Islandwise Area and Population - 2011 Census" (PDF). Government of Andaman. 
  2. ^ "Sailing Directions (enroute) | India and the Bay of Bengal" (PDF) (173). National Geospatial-intelligence Agency, United States Government. 2014. Retrieved 2016-09-23. 
  3. ^ "A&N Islands - Pincodes". 22 September 2016. Archived from the original on 23 March 2014. Retrieved 22 September 2016. 
  4. ^ "STD Codes of Andaman and Nicobar". allcodesindia.in. Retrieved 2016-09-23. 
  5. ^ Registration Plate Numbers added to ISO Code
  6. ^ Island-wise Statistical Outline - 2008. NORTH ANDAMAN ISLAND (PDF)
  7. ^ "Village Code Directory: Andaman & Nicobar Islands" (PDF). Census of India. Retrieved 2011-01-16. 
  8. ^ map
  9. ^ "DEMOGRAPHIC – A&N ISLANDS" (PDF). andssw1.and.nic.in. Retrieved 2016-09-23.