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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The Port Management Board, Andaman and Nicobar Islands, has called for an Expression of Interest (EoI) from global players to participate in the terminal development under the private-public-partnership mode.
We thank the director of the ICMR Regional Medical Research Centre, Port Blair, Andaman and Nicobar Islands, India, for providing facilities.
! New Delhi, Jumada I 20, 1435, Mar 21, 2014, SPA -- A 6.5 magnitude earthquake struck off India's Andaman and Nicobar Island archipelago on Friday, the country's Metereological Department reported.
There were alerts that there are chances of Tsunami in Andaman and Nicobar islands and some other parts of east coast, so alert was issued.
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.
This picture: fishing boats are a common sight on the beaches of the Andaman and Nicobar islands. After the tsunami struck, many survivors used these locally made canoes to save friends and relatives who had been swept out to sea
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 Andaman and Nicobar Islands region is prone to earthquakes.
Summary: Port Blair (Andaman and Nicobar Islands) [India], May 25 (ANI): An earthquake measuring 5.0 on the Richter Scale shook Andaman Islands region in the wee hours of Saturday, the India Meteorological Department (IMD) said.