Andaman and Nicobar Islands


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Andaman and Nicobar Islands

(ˈændəmən; ˈnɪkəʊˌbɑː)
pl n
(Placename) a territory of India, in the E Bay of Bengal, consisting of two groups of over 200 islands; suffered badly in the Indian Ocean tsunami of December 2004. Capital: Port Blair. Pop: 356 265 (2001). Area: 8140 sq km (3143 sq miles)

An′da•man and Nic′o•bar Is′lands

(ˈæn də mən; ˈnɪk əˌbɑr, ˌnɪk əˈbɑr)
n.pl.
a union territory of India, comprising the Andaman and Nicobar island groups in the E part of the Bay of Bengal, SW of Burma. 280,661; 3143 sq. mi. (8140 sq. km). Cap.: Port Blair.
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5 magnitude earthquake struck off India's Andaman and Nicobar Island archipelago on Friday, the country's Metereological Department reported.
The airport, commonly known as the Port Blair Airport, located 2 km south of Port Blair, is the main airport of the Andaman and Nicobar Islands.
Vivek Rae, the chief secretary of Andaman and Nicobar Islands, said on Sunday afternoon that the tremors were still being felt across the Union Territory.
The cluster of more than 550 Andaman and Nicobar islands, of which only about three dozen are inhabited, are home to six tribes of Mongoloid and African origin, who have lived there for thousands of years.
The estimated annual incidence of acute diarrhea per 100,000 children in the Andaman and Nicobar Islands was 609 in 2001, 580 in 2002, 595 in 2003, 601 in 2004, 571 in 2005, 370 in 2006, and 420 in 2007.
The Press Trust of India reported that the disaster-hit Andaman and Nicobar islands were jolted by a series of moderate intensity aftershocks.
THE primitive tribes of the remote Andaman and Nicobar Islands yesterday faced up to the full horror of the tragedy.
Mukherjee said the Andaman and Nicobar islands have the potential to be a spring board for India's engagement with South East Asia and the Pacific region.
Under its influence rainfall at many places with isolated heavy rainfall would occur over Andaman and Nicobar Islands during next 48 hours.
Almost 7,000 inhabitants of the Andaman and Nicobar Islands have already been confirmed as dead or missing in the catastrophe.
Major organization : ANDAMAN AND NICOBAR ISLANDS INTEGRATED DEVELOPMENT CORPORATION LIMITED (ANIIDCO)