Nicobar Islands, Andaman and Nicobar [India]

Nicobar Islands, Andaman and Nicobar [India]

  • Nicobar Islands is a Part of Andaman and Nicobar Islands and its also said to be a Nicobar Group of Islands
  • Andaman and Nicobar are divided into three district they are:
    • South Andaman district
    • Nicobar district
    • North and Middle Andaman district
  • Car Nicobar Island is the headquarter of Nicobar group of islands
  • Whereas, Great Nicobar IslandĀ  are the largest island in the Nicobar group.

Geography and Location of Nicobar Islands

  • Nicobar group of Islands located south to the Andaman Islands
  • It is Situated in the South east of Bay of Bengal.
  • Nicobar Groups separated by the 10 degree channel from Andaman Islands
  • It is 150 km away to the Little Andaman i.e the last Island of Andaman Group of Islands
  • The Latitude and Longitude of Nicobar group are:
    • Latitude – 6 to 10 degree North
    • Longitude – 92 -94 degree East

Total Islands:

  • There are 22 total islands in Nicobar Group.
    • Inhabited Islands – 10
    • uninhabited Islands – 12
List of Inhabited Islands:
S. No. Islands Population
1. Car Nicobar 17841
2. Chowra 1270
3. Teressa 1934
4. Katchal 2685
5. Kamorta 3688
6. Nancowry 1019
7. Little Nicobar 278
8. Great Nicobar 8069
9. Tillang Chong 38
10. Pulomillow 20
Total 36,842
List of uninhabited Islands:
Sl. No Islands Old Name Nearby Inhabited Island Area in

sq. kms.

1. Battimaly Kuono Car Nicobar 2.01
2. Meroe Meroe Great Nicobar 0.52
3. Teris Tean Great Nicobar 0.26
4. Menchal Menchal Great Nicobar 1.30
5. Tark Fuya Great Nicobar 0.26
6. Cubra Konwana Great Nicobar 0.52
7. Bompuka Poahat Nancowry 13.3
8. Kondul NA Nancowry 4.6
9. Trinket Laful Nancowry 86.3
10. Isle of Man NA NA NA
11. Megapod NA Great Nicobar NA
12. Pigeon NA Great Nicobar NA

Population and Administration of Nicobar Group of Islands:

  • Nicobar islands are divided into three block as Car Nicobar, Nancowry and Great Nicobar.
  • The district headquarter is Car Nicobar.
  • The Total Population of Nicobar group of islands as per the census 36,842
    • Total Households: 9,288
    • Total Population: 36,842
      • Total Male Population: 20,727
      • Total Female Population: 16,115
    • Total Child [0-6 age] : 4,389
      • Male Child : 2256
      • Female Child : 2133
    • Total Literate Population: 25,332

List of Population Block / Tehsil wise :

  • Car Nicobar Tehsil:
    • Total Population : 17,841
      • Total Male: 9,735
      • Total Female: 8106
    • Total Households: 4,250
  • Nancowry Tehsil:
    • Total Population : 10,634
      • Total Male: 5967
      • Total Female: 4667
    • Total Households: 2,790
  • Great Nicobar
    • Total Population : 8,367
      • Total Male: 5,025
      • Total Female: 3,342
    • Total Households: 2,248

Most Beautiful Beaches, Islands, Places in Nicobar group of Islands:

  • Katchal Island
  • B-Query Beach
  • Balu Dera Beach
  • Laxman Beach
  • Galatheia Beach
  • Galathea River
  • Break Water of Campbell Bay
  • Alexendra River
  • Indira Point

Places to visit in Nicobar Islands:

  • Most of the Islands and places of Nicobar Islands are Tribal Reserve Area except Campbell Bay, Great Nicobar Islands.
  • Tribal Reverse Area can be only visit with the special Permission / Tribal Pass which can be obtain from District Commissioner Officer, Port Blair
  • Campbell Bay of Great Nicobar Islands can be visit without any special Permission.
  • Campbell Bay, Great Nicobar Islands is an untouched Paradise of Andaman and Nicobar
  • Most of the tourist are only know and visited to some parts of Andaman Islands
  • The Beaches of these Islands are really different and its none than an heaven.
  • Places to visit are:
    • Indira Point
    • Indira Point Light House
    • Great Nicobar Biosphere Reserve
    • B-Query Beach
    • Balu Dera Beach
    • Laxman Beach
    • Galatheia Beach
    • Galathea River
    • Break Water
    • Alexendra River
    • Dogmar River
    • Bird Watching
    • Endemic Trees / Plants

How to reach Nicobar Group of Islands:

  • The Nicobar groups are separate Islands and all are connected and inter-connected to the capital of Andaman and Nicobar
  • Nicobar groups are connected to Port blair by air as well as by ship.
  • Ship are the main mode of transportation here to reach the Islands
  • Car Nicobar Island has an air base but it not commercial.
  • There is an Pawan Hans Helicopter Service
Car Nicobar | How to Reach:
  • Car Nicobar is 274 km away from Port Blair, South Andaman
  • There is 2-3 ship in a week to reach these Islands
  • Weekly thrice, Helicopter Service is also there to reach these Islands
Nancowry | How to Reach:
  • Nancowry is 415 km away from Port Blair, South Andaman
  • Monthly 4-6 Ships are there to reach Nancowry Islands
  • Nancowry Island has the main Island to there nearby Islands like Katchal Island, Chowra Island, Teresa Island etc.
  • These Islands are inter-connected with boats.
  • Weekly 3 times there is helicopter service
Great Nicobar | How to Reach:
  • Great Nicobar is 530 km away from Port Blair, South Andaman
  • Monthly 4-6 Ships are there to reach Great Nicobar
  • Campbell Bay is the main bazaar in the Great Nicobar
  • Weekly 3 times there is helicopter service
List of Ship which connects these IslandsĀ  with Port Blair
  • MV Campbell Bay
  • MV Kalighat
  • MV Coral Queen
  • MV Sentinel
  • MV Chowra
  • MV Swaraj Dweep
  • MV Nancowry
  • MV Bharat Sema – only Car Nicobar Island

 

History of Nicobar Island:

  • to be written soon…

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