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  Andaman Islands - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The Andaman Islands are a group of islands in the Bay of Bengal, and are part of the Andaman and Nicobar Islands Union Territory of India.
The Andaman Islands form a single administrative district within the Union Territory, the Andaman district (the Nicobar district was separated and established as a new district in 1974).
The population of the Andamans was 314,084 in 2001.
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 Andaman Islands
Andaman Strait, between Middle and North islands, is at low water a fetid swampy creek, not passable by a boat.
These islands, so near countries that have for ages attained consideration civilization and have been the seat of great empires, and close to the track of a great commerce which has gone on at least 2000 years, continue to our day the abode of savages as low in civilization as almost any known on earth.
The islands are exposed to the full force of the south-west monsoon of summer, and also in some seasons share that rainy effect of the north-east monsoon of the late autumn which characterizes the Coromandel coast in the same latitude.
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 Andaman,Andaman Nicobar Islands,Andaman and Nicobar Islands,The Emerald Islands
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The topography of the islands is hilly and abounds in evergreen forests.
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 Andaman and Nicobar Islands - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
It is comprised of two island groups -the Andaman Islands and the Nicobar Islands - which separate the Andaman Sea to the east from the Indian Ocean.
These two groups are separated by the 10° N parallel, the Andamans lying to the north of this latitude, and the Nicobars to the south.
In the Andaman Islands, the various Andamanese peoples maintained their separated existence through the vast majority of this time, diversifying into distinct linguistic, cultural and territorial groups.
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 Andaman Islands
The Andaman Islands form a group of islands in the Bay of Bengal, and are a part of India.
A section of the Forest Department of India was established in the Andamans in 1883, and in the neighbourhood of Port Blair 400 sq.
The Andaman colony obtained a tragical notoriety from the murder of the viceroy, the earl of Mayo, by a Mahommedan convict, when on a visit to the settlement on February 8, 1872.
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 ANDAMAN ISLANDS - LoveToKnow Article on ANDAMAN ISLANDS   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Barren Island was last in eruption in 1803, but there is still a thin column of steam from a sulphur bed at the top and a variable hot spring at the point where the last outburst of lava flowed into the sea.
Speaking generally, the climate of the Andamans themselves may be described as normal for tropical islands of similar latitude.
Population.The Andaman Islands, so near countries that have for ages attained considerable civilization and have been the seat of great empires, and close to the track of a great commerce which has gone on at least 2000 years, are the abode of savages as low in civilization as almost any known on earth.
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 Barren Island (Andaman Islands) - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
The island along with the rest of the Andamans is part of the Indian union territory of Andaman and Nicobar Islands, and lies some 135 km northeast of the territory's capital, Port Blair.
The volcanic island stands in the midst of a volcanic belt on the edge of the Indian and Burmese tectonic plates.
The island is 3 km long with a total surface area of 10 km²; the caldera of the volcano is 2 km wide.
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Andaman and Nicobar, the Emerald Islands, consisting of two island group lies east of the mainland between the Bay of Bengal and the Andaman Sea.
The island of Katchall at the southern end was in the news in 1999 as the first rays of the sun of Jan.1, 2000 were believed to hit it.
The archipelago of 572 emerald islands, islets and rocks known as the Andaman and Nicobar Islands.
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 Andaman and Nicobar Islands, India   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Floating in splendid isolation, cast of the Indian mainland is the archipelago of 572 emerald islands, islets and rocks known as Andaman and Nicobar Islands.
Mythologicaly, the name Andaman was presumed to be derived from Hanuman, who was known to the Malays as Handuman.
The tribes of, the Andaman group of islands are the Great Andamanese, Onges, Jarawas, and Sentinatese, all of Negrito origin, while the tribes of Nicobars are the Nicobarese and Shompens, both of Mongoloid stock.
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 Andaman Islands, India  -  Travel Photos by Galen R Frysinger, Sheboygan, Wisconsin
To the east of the island group is a cluster of small islands known collectively as the Ritchie’s Archipelago; to the south is Little Andaman.
The Andamans are generally hilly and are heavily forested.
The islands were occupied by Japanese forces from 1942 until the end of World War II in 1945, when the British regained control of the territory.
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 Island Hopping Thailand: Koh Surin Island information guide
Better go to ko similan and on to koh bulon leh where lao liang island is close by and find a hotel hatyai for ko phi phi accomodation and later go langkawi diving with andaman island hopping.
hotels and resorts in tarutao island are rare, but there are some on bulon leh and close by on phi phi island with the raya executive on koh pu and the phi phi beach with the maithon resort in trang, thialand bungalows.
The 2 islands cover 19 square kilometres respectively 12 square kilometres with the highest point on the latter one elevating to 350 metres.
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 Andaman Nicobar Islands, India
The Nicobar Islands are located to the south of the Andamans, 121 km from the Little Andaman Island.
The Islands are located between the latitudes 6° to 14° North and longitudes 92° to 94° East.
Paddy is the main food crop and is mostly cultivated in the Andaman group of islands, whereas coconut and areca nut are the main cash crops of the Nicobar group of islands.
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These Andaman group of islands are a wildlife enthusiast's delight, teeming as it is with a wide variety of birds and marine life.
The picturesque Cinque islands is a must visit place for its fantastic variety of coral life.
Havelock Island is the diving center of Andaman and Nicobar offering a wide range of largely unexplored dive sites rich in underwater aqua fauna.
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 silversand Beach Resort, andaman, beach resort in andaman, india, andaman scuba diving, andaman corals view, andaman ...   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
The Andaman and Nicobar islands and beaches of Andaman and Nicobar Islands offers a breath taking underwater view of coral and marine life and scuba diving which is the best in India.
Andaman Islands are an ideal place for snorkeling, sea bathing and basking on the sun kissed beach with scuba diving, fishing and island Camping in the untouched beaches of Andaman.
Andaman and Nicobar islands are fringed with coconut palm beaches, covered with tropical jungle and flat stretches of crescent shaped beaches far better than any other beaches in India.
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 Sail charter Andaman Islands   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
The Andaman Paduk, the Yellow Hibiscus, the White Lily, the Pandanus as well as many varieties of Orchids are but a few of the over 700 species of plants to be found.
We also visit Havelock Island's beach number 7 (beaches are numbered rather than named) is a long, curved sweep of white sand, lapped by turquoise water and crowned by a forest of huge tropical hardwood trees.
The Andamans in their pristine and isolated location provide the opportunity for a trip that is a unique experience, fast becoming rare on our overcrowded planet.
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 "Pygmy Negritos of the Andaman Islands - an interview with George Weber of the Andaman Association" by Steve ...
Weber: They are a group living since deep prehistoric times on the Andaman Islands in the Bay of Bengal.
Their islands lie right across ancient sea trading routes, but no outside group has succeeded in establishing a foothold there until in 1858, the British established a penal colony and introduced convicts, jailers and diseases.
When my wife and I were in the Andamans in 1995, we were offered the opportunity to visit a Jarawa camp in the jungle and shake hands with them for $200.
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 Andaman Nicobar Islands   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Floating in splendid isolation, East of the Indian mainland is the archipelago of the 572 emerald Islands, isles and rocks known as Andaman and Nicobar Islands.
These undulating Islands are covered with dense forests and endless varieties of exotic flora and fauna.
The sandy beaches on the edge of meandering coastline of the Islands are fringed with coconut palms that sway to the rhythm of the sea.
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 Port Blair Andaman & Nicobar Islands Hotels Port Blair Resort Port Blair Sightseeing Port Blair Andaman Islands India
The Union Territory of Andaman and Nicobar Islands consisting of about 293 islands (39 of which are inhabited) is situated in the Bay of Bengal.
The headquarters of this Union Territory is at Port Blair, situated in South Andaman Island.
The topography of the islands is hilly and they abound in evergreen forests.Timber is plentiful and of a vast variety.
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 andaman and nicobar islands map and map of andaman and nicobar islands information page   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Relative Location The Andaman and Nicobar Islands are located in both the eastern and northern hemispheres.
They're positioned in the Indian Ocean, and bordered by the Andaman Sea and the southern reaches of the Bay of Bengal, between India and Burma (Myanmar).
Excursions to the beautiful islands of Wandoor and Jolly Buoy are recommended as well as a trip to the bird sanctuary at Chiriyatapoo.
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East of the Indian main land and consists of 572 emerald Islands (36 of which are inhabited), islets and rocks.
The Andaman group is inhabited by tribes of Negrito origin, while the Nicobar Islands are inhabited by Mongloid stock.
Foreigners require a permit to stay in the islands, which can easily be obtained on arrival at Port Blair (either by Air or Sea) from the Immigration authorities for 30 days.
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 BBC NEWS | South Asia | Andaman anger at aid 'failures'
Tsunami survivors in India's Andaman Islands have accused the authorities of underplaying the extent of devastation and failing to hand out aid.
But the BBC's Geeta Pandey in Port Blair says that many people in the island chain are questioning whether the aid will get quickly enough to those affected, in view of the scale of the disaster and the manner in which the relief operations are being carried out.
The heaviest destruction is in the Nicobar islands, the southern part of the archipelago.
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 Andaman and Nicobar Islands
The islands, less than 40 of which are inhabited and some of which are subject to volcanic eruptions, are administered by the home ministry in the central Indian government.
The Nicobars, which comprise 19 small islands, are separated from the Andamans by a channel that is 90 mi (145 km) wide.
The islands were especially hard hit by the Dec., 2004, Indian Ocean tsunami, because of their relative closeness to the epicenter (off NW Sumatra) of the earthquake that caused the waves.
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 The Andaman Islands fishing Charters india: catching big Marlin popper fishing and jigging aboard Reel Hooker   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
What makes the islands so special is the fact that the Indian government has banned commercial fishing – other than by antiquated traditional methods.
The entire Andaman and Nicobar Islands archipelago consists of a staggering 572 islands – the vast majority of which are uninhabited.
It is forbidden to go ashore on these islands, as the Indian government wisely decided to allow these tribal villagers to exist as they have done for hundreds of years – undisturbed by curiosity-seeking, camera-wielding sightseers.
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 Indigenous Tribes on India's Andaman Islands Survive Tsunami Disaster
India's remote Andaman and Nicobar Islands bore the full brunt of the tsunami, generated by the massive Asian earthquake.
The island chain is home to several small indigenous tribes, and anthropologists say their already precarious existence may be threatened by the disaster.
The tiny islands are so close to the epicenter of the massive Asian earthquake, that the tsunami hit them almost immediately.
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 Andaman Islands Diving
A part of India, the Andaman Islands are one of the world's newest diving destinations and have yet to be properly explored for diving.
Thus, the waters surrounding the islands are simply full of fish that have never been disturbed by modern man. And, since the islands only opened recently, most of the off-shore diving areas have been dived by less than 50 people.
Although in many of the near shore areas the visibility is limited, the off-shore islands such as Passage Island, Barren Island, and Narcondam are rich in marine life-huge fish, sharks, manta rays, unbelievable coral growth-and are blessed with crystal-clear water.
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