Location and Area


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State Name:Andaman & Nicobar Islands
Capital: Port Blair

Location
Location: Bay of Bengal
Longitude: 920 to 940 East
Latitude: 60 to 140 North

Altitude (Highest Point)
Andaman Islands : Saddle Peak (North Andaman Island): 732 Meters
Nicobar Islands: Mount Thullier (Great Nicobar Island): 642 Meters

Area
Total Area: 8249 Sq. Kms.
Andaman District: 6408 Sq. Kms.
Nicobar District: 1841 Sq. Kms.
Urban Area: 16.64 Sq. Kms.
Rural Area: 8232.36 Sq. Kms.
Total Islands: 572
Inhabited Islands: 36

Distance
i) Distance by Sea (In Kilometers)
Between Port Blair & Chennai: 1190
Between Port Blair & Calcutta: 1255
Between Port Blair & Visakhapatnam: 1200
ii) Distance by Air (In Kilometers)
Between Calcutta & Port Blair: 1303
Between Chennai & Port Blair: 1330

Climate:
Tropical throughout the year with minimum temperature at 230 Celsius and maximum at 310 Celsius. Humidity is relatively high – 70 to 90% with gentle breeze blowing all the time. The weather is generally pleasant with average annual rainfall at 3,000 mm at Port Blair from May to mid September and November to January.

Forest Cover: 92%, Forest area 86%
Best Season: October to May
Clothing: Cottons throughout the year
ISD Code: +91-3192
STD Code: 03192