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Andaman and Nicobar Islands

Native ameAndaman and Nicobar Islands
TypeUnion Territory
StateAndaman and Nicobar Islands
Established date1956-11-01
CapitalPort Blair
Largest cityPort Blair
Lt. GovernorLieutenant General Bhopinder Singh
Total Area3184.5 sq mi (8250 km2)
Area rank27th
Total Population379944 (32)
Official languagesHindi, Bengali, Telugu, Tamil, English, Nicobarese
Other information
Time zoneIST (UTC+5:30)

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The Andaman and Nicobar Islands ( ); (Bengali: আন্দামান ও নিকোবর দ্বীপপুঞ্জ; Tamil: அந்தமான் நிக்கோபார் தீவுகள், Hindi: अंडमान और निकोबार द्वीपसमूह, Telugu:అండమాన్ నికోబార్ దీవులు) are a group of islands in the Bay of Bengal and a Union Territory of India.

The territory is located geographically 150 km (93.2 mi) north of Aceh in Indonesia and separated from Thailand and Burma by the Andaman Sea. It comprises two island groups, the Andaman Islands and the Nicobar Islands, separated by the 10° N parallel, with the Andamans to the north of this latitude, and the Nicobars to the south. The Andaman Sea lies to the east and the Bay of Bengal to the west.

The territory's capital is the Andamanese town of Port Blair. The territory's population as per the most recent (2011) Census of India was 379,944. Added together, the total land area of the territory is approximately 6496 km2 (4036.4 mi).

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