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Mayabunder

Mayabunder
Maya Bunder
Mayabunder is located in Andaman and Nicobar Islands
Mayabunder
Location in Andaman and Nicobar Islands, India
Coordinates:
Country  India
State Andaman and Nicobar Islands
District North and Middle Andaman
Population
 • Total 105,539
Languages
 • Official Hindi, English, Tamil
Time zone IST (UTC+5:30)
PIN 744204
Vehicle registration AN 01
Sex ratio 925 /
Literacy 84.25%

Mayabunder is a town and a county (tehsil) in the northern part of Middle Andaman Island, Andaman Archipelago, India. The name is also spelled Maya Bunder or Maya Bandar. As of 2001, the county had 23.912 inhabitants, of which 3182 were in the town.[1] It was settled in the British colonial period by immigrants from Myanmar and Bangladesh and ex-convicts.

Administratively, Mayabunder is the headquarters of the North and Middle Andaman district, which is part of the Andaman and Nicobar Islands territory.[2]

Contents

  • Geography 1
  • Economy and facilities 2
  • Villages 3
  • References 4

Geography

Mayabunder is linked with Port Blair by the Andaman Trunk Road (242 km) and by ferry (136 km).

Economy and facilities

Mayabunder is a waystation for several tourist attractions, such as mangrove lined tidal creeks, the beach at Avis Island (30 minutes by boat), and Karamatang Beach (13 km), a sea turtle nesting ground. Port Blair and Mayabunder are the only ports that can harbour passenger ships from mainland India.

Mayabunder has a public college, Mahatma Gandhi.

On 24 December 2012, Indian Coast Guard Station Mayabunder, the first CG Station in the North Andaman Islands was commissioned by the Defence Secretary, Shri Shashi Kant Sharma.

Villages

According to the 2001 census,[1] Mayabunder county includes the following villages:

  • Asha Nagar (83 inhabitants)
  • Bajato (74)
  • Bamboo Nallaha (67)
  • Basantipur (370)
  • Birsa Nagar (180)
  • Buddha Nallaha (179)
  • Chainpur (452)
  • Chappa Nali (29)
  • Chuglum Gum (140)
  • Danpur (592)
  • Devpur (450)
  • Dukennagar (691)
  • Ganeshpur (56)
  • Govindpur (664)
  • Hanspuri (280)
  • Harinagar (1809)
  • Jaipur (461)
  • Kamalapur (241)
  • Kanchi Nallaha & Bamboo Nallaha (77)
  • Karanch Khari (68)
  • Karmatang (1637)
  • Khukari Tabla (70)
  • Lataw (179)
  • Lauki Nallaha (847)
  • Lucknow (686)
  • Luis-in-Let-Bay (6)
  • Mayabunder (3182)
  • Pahalgaon (1326)
  • Paiket Bay (226)
  • Paresh Nagar (516)
  • Pinakinagar (829)
  • Pokadera (1840)
  • Profullya Nagar (377)
  • Pudumadurai (391)
  • Rampur (765)
  • Santipur (882)
  • Shippi Tikry (118)
  • Sundari Khari (79)
  • Swadesh Nagar (766)
  • Tugapur (1733)
  • Webi (476)

References

  1. ^ a b Government of India (2001), 2001 Census - Population Finder. (Select "Mayabunder") Accessed on 2012-07-19.
  2. ^ Government of India (2011), Andaman and Nicobar islands, Administrative divisions 2011. Accessed on 2012-07-29.
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