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Encyclopedia > North Andaman

North Andaman Island is the northernmost island of Great Andaman, and also the largest of the Andaman Islands, with an area of 2,781 kmē. The island is also home to the highest point in the archipelago, Saddle Peak at over 700 metres.

North Andaman experiences fairly frequent large earthquakes and suffered inundation from the 2004 Indian Ocean earthquake tsunami.

The main town on the island is Diglipur. Known for its marine life, the island's main industries are rice and orange-growing.

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Andaman Islands - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (4252 words)
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 population of the Andamans was 314,239 in 2001.
The Andamans may have been linked to Myanmar by a land bridge during the ice ages, and it is possible that the ancestors of the Andamanese reached the islands without crossing the sea.
ANDAMAN ISLANDS - LoveToKnow Article on ANDAMAN ISLANDS (3674 words)
Trustworthy information also-regarding the weather which may be expected in the north and east of India, is obtained at the islands, and this proves of the utmost value to the controllers of the great trades dependent upon the rainfall.
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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