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Great Andaman

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Great Andaman

Great Andaman is the main archipelago of the Andaman Islands of India. It comprises five major islands. From north to south, these are North Andaman, Middle Andaman, South Andaman, Baratang and Rutland Island. The three northern islands are the largest of the entire island group, and the islands' capital, Port Blair, also lies in the archipelago.

Great Andaman is often considered the counterpart to Little Andaman, another island in the Andamans.

The Andaman islands consist of two groups i.e.Great Andaman and Little Nicobar. Narrow creeks separate the Great Andaman into North Andaman, Middle Andaman and South Andaman. The Andaman islands form a chain of islands extending from north to south. All these islands are in the form of peaks of a submerged mountain chain. Each island has a central highland surrounded by bordering flat lands sloping in all directions and finally merged into coastal tracts.

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