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South Andaman
Sth Andaman locale.png
Outline map of the Andaman Islands, with the location of South Andaman Island highlighted (in red)
South Andaman Island is located in Burma
South Andaman Island (off the coast of Burma)
Location Bay of Bengal
Coordinates 11°47′N 92°39′E / 11.783°N 92.65°E / 11.783; 92.65
Archipelago Andaman Islands
Union territory Andaman and Nicobar Islands
Largest city Port Blair (pop. 100,186)
Population 100,000+
Ethnic groups Andamanese

South Andaman Island is the southernmost island of the Great Andaman and is home to the majority of the population of the Andaman Islands. Port Blair, the capital of the islands, is located on the southern part of this island. Some areas of the island are restricted areas for non-Indians; however, transit permits can be obtained from the Home Ministry. Like the rest of the archipelago, it was struck by the 2004 Indian Ocean earthquake, leading to many deaths on the island.

South Andaman is the largest island in the island group.

Coordinates: 11°47′N 92°39′E / 11.783°N 92.65°E / 11.783; 92.65


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