Interesting facts about Andaman and Nicobar Islands

Andaman and Nicobar islands are a beautiful stretch of islands which form a part of the Indian subcontinent. Filled with pleasures of a great green paradise, this enthralling destination makes tours here very memorable and cherishable. There are many interesting facts about this beautiful haven, which is sure to kindle your curiosity.

For example, did you know that these islands are located on the Bay of Bengal but are a part of the Indian Ocean? These beautiful islands lie to the west of the Andaman Sea, which are a part of the magnificent Bay of Bengal.

The 10 degree North latitude is a latitude that has populous cities of Africa and Asia located on it. The Nicobar Islands lie to the south of the 10degrees North latitude thus creating history.

Andaman and Nicobar Islands
These beautiful islands are a part of the Universal Time System +5.30 time zone, which is commonly called the Indian Standard Time or IST.

The Andaman and Nicobar Islands are a Union Territory and are amongst the six union territories of India.

Port Blair is the capital of this beautiful land and is the most populous city. It has a population of 100,000 and makes up more than one fourth of the entire islands. The city has been so named after Archibald Blair who was a Lieutenant of the British East India Company in the later part of the 1700s.

Port Blair
The Coco Channel is a part of these islands and it separates the Little Coco Island from the North Andaman. In fact, Great Coco Island is situated 15 kilometres to the northeast of the Little Coco Island.

Little Coco Island
Andaman has in all 576 islands. Out of these 26 islands are inhabited. Out of these 26 islands, five islands are considered to be major travel destinations.

Thus, the Andaman and Nicobar Islands are a part of the history around the world.

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