Interesting facts about Andaman & Nicobars Island

Andaman & Nicobars Island

The Andaman & Nicobars Island are only part of India. Every year, millions of tourists come to celebrate holidays. But there are many such islands, which you probably do not know about. Today we are going to introduce you to some similar facts of Andaman Nicobar.

1 . People have a variety of beliefs about the origins of this island. It is believed that the Andaman word is a form of Hanuman, which is prevalent in the Malay language of Sanskrit origin.

2. The original tribes living here do not mix with people coming from outside. Residents are mainly from ‘Jarawas’ tribe. It is in less than 500 numbers and does not get completely mixed with the outsiders.

3. The island is very popular at the global level, but it still has many such places where humans can not reach. Of the total 572 islands, 36 are worth visiting or settling. Selected people are allowed only for research or survey to visit Nicobar.

4. Here most sea turtle is found. The largest turtle on earth makes its place here. The name of this turtle is Dermochelys Coriacea. It is very big in size and goes to Andaman every year. Earth’s smallest tortoise Olive Ridley also makes refuge in Andaman.

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5. Andaman is a commercial fishing bay. This is one of the selected places of earth where fish have the opportunity to live their life. The first ray of sunrise before the century was laid on Andaman Island.

6. Butterfly in Andaman will look great to you. ‘Happy Island’ for Andaman Butterflies. Many butterflies from nearby tropical islands arrive here.

7. Here is the most spoken Bengali language. Apart from this, there are people who speak Hindi, Tamil, Telugu and Malayalam languages.

8. Andaman’s State Animal is Dugong It is a sea creature and is very shy with its pair. They have 5 breeding centers, one of which is in Andaman.

9. In India only you will get to see Volcano in Andaman. India has only one active volcano, and it is only in Andaman. This island is located 135 kilometres from Port Blair. Here you can see this volcano.

10. The first European who made its colony in Andaman was Danish (resident of Denmark).The British first arrived in Andaman in 1789, also on the island of Little India. The British made their colony and naval military base here.

11. The Danish colonial rule ended in 1868. That’s because the British bought it. After this, the entire right of the island went into the hands of the British.

12. Subhash Chandra Bose strengthened his ‘Azad Hind Fauj’ with Japanese help. It was a period of World War II. Bose named the North and Southern Island as the Shahid Island and the Swaraj Island.

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13. During World War II, this island is the only country which had been occupied by Japan. Japan had taken possession of parts of the northeast of India but only for 6 months. Japan was occupying this island for 3 years.

14. The two islands of  name after the two officers of East India Company. These are the islands – Have-lock and Neil Island.

15. In English rule, the name of Andaman was known for the punishment of ‘Kala Pani’. The cellular jail here also tells the story of heroes of freedom struggle. However, this prison has now been converted into a national monument.

16. More than India is close to Indonesia and Burma. Andaman is 150 kilometres away from Indonesia, whereas India’s border is 800 kilometres away.

17. 90% of Island area is dense wild. It is more than any state of India.

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