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South Andaman district

South Andaman district is one of the 3 districts of the Indian Union Territory of Andaman and Nicobar Islands located in the Bay of Bengal. Port Blair town, the capital of the Union Territory is the district headquarters. The area covered by this district is 2980 km².

History

This district was created on August 18, 2006 by bifurcating the erstwhile Andaman district.[1]

Geography

South Andaman district occupies an area of 3,181 square kilometres (1,228 sq mi),[2] comparatively equivalent to Canada's Mansel Island.[3]

Demographics

According to the 2011 census South Andaman district has a population of 237,586,[4] roughly equal to the nation of Vanuatu.[5] This gives it a ranking of 584th in India (out of a total of 640).[4] The district has a population density of 80 inhabitants per square kilometre (210/sq mi) .[4] Its population growth rate over the decade 2001-2011 was 13.97%.[4] South Andaman has a sex ratio of 874 females for every 1000 males,[4] and a literacy rate of 88.49%.[4]

Four Andamanese indigenous peoples, namely, Onges, Jarawas, Great Andamanese and Sentinalese live in this district.

Divisions

The district comprises 3 tehsils, Port Blair, Ferrargunj and Little Andaman.

Climate data for Port Blair
Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year
Average high °C (°F) 29.4
(84.9)
30.2
(86.4)
31.5
(88.7)
32.5
(90.5)
31.1
(88)
29.6
(85.3)
29.2
(84.6)
29.1
(84.4)
29.1
(84.4)
29.6
(85.3)
29.7
(85.5)
29.4
(84.9)
30.03
(86.07)
Average low °C (°F) 23.1
(73.6)
22.5
(72.5)
23.2
(73.8)
24.7
(76.5)
24.7
(76.5)
24.4
(75.9)
24.3
(75.7)
24.2
(75.6)
23.7
(74.7)
23.7
(74.7)
23.9
(75)
23.6
(74.5)
23.83
(74.92)
Average precipitation mm (inches) 46.4
(1.827)
26.5
(1.043)
29.3
(1.154)
69.0
(2.717)
360.4
(14.189)
501.1
(19.728)
423.7
(16.681)
425.1
(16.736)
463.0
(18.228)
300.7
(11.839)
235.0
(9.252)
154.6
(6.087)
3,034.8
(119.481)

References

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External links

  • South Andaman district official website

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