General Information of Andaman & Nicobar Islands


Location Bay of Bengal
Latitude 6° to 14° North Longitude 92° to 94° East

Altitude (Highest Point)

Andaman Islands Nicobar Islands
Saddle Peak(North Andaman Island) 732 Metres Mount Thullier (Great Nicobar Island) 642 Metres
Coastline 1962 Kms


Place Sq. Km
Andaman and Nicobar Islands 8249
South Andaman District 2672
Nicobar District 1841
North & Middle Andaman District 3736
RURAL AREA 8211.08

Length & Breadth

Length and Breadth of Andaman Islands
Total Length 467 Kms
Maximum Width 52 Kms
Average Width 24 kms
Length and Breadth of Nicobar Islands
Total Length 259 Kms
Maximum Width 58 Kms
Biggest inhabitant Island in Andaman Group
Middle Andaman Island 1536 Sq.Km
Biggest inhabitant Island in Nicobar Group
Great Nicobar Island 1045 Sq.Km.
Smallest inhabitant Island in Andaman Group
Curlew Island 0.3 Sq Km
Smallest inhabitant Island in Nicobar Group
Pilomillow Island 1.3 Sq.Km


Distance by Sea (in Kms)
Between Port Blair & Chennai 1190
Between Port Blair & kolkatta 1255
Between Port Blair & Vishakapatnam 1200
Distance by Air (in Kms)
Between kolkatta & Port Blair 1303
Between Chennai & Port Blair 1330

Source: Population census website of RGI, GoI