The Andaman and Nicobar Islands are considered as one of the most mystical places on Earth. Contrasting to the popular lush havens, most of these islands are completely uncharted. It shelters 572 islands, out of which only 36 of them are inhabited. It is known for its gorgeous beaches, underwater wonders and exotic locations. The denizens of the island forms an interesting blend of south Indian and Southeast Asian settlers, as well as Negrito ethnic groups on some islands whose arrival here still has anthropologists astound.
Geographical Location: The islands consist of two groups of islands at the southeastern edge of the Bay of Bengal. The Islands form a crescent expanding southward for some 620 miles between Myanmar and the island of Sumatra, Indonesia. The Crescent creates a barrier between the Bay of Bengal to the west and the Andaman Sea to the east.
Climate: The climate of the Islands is mostly tropical but is constrained by the sea breezes. The Great Nicobar receives notably more rain than the other islands.
Population of Andaman & Nicobar in 2019
As per the data in Census 2011, Andaman and Nicobar Islands constitute a population of 3.81 Lakhs people which is higher than the previous census data of 2001. Total number of inhabitants living in Andaman & Nicobar as per the data of census 2011 is 380,581 of which male and female are 202,871 and 177,710 respectively.
To find out the population of Andaman and Nicobar Islands in 2019, we need to have a look at the population of the past 5 years. The population of past 5 years is –
- 2014 –393,354
- 2015 –400,112
- 2016 –413,667
- 2017 – 420,300
- 2018 – 427,246
Since precise prediction can’t be achieved easily especially when it comes to handling of large and complex data of population, we can try to get an idea of the current year population by thoroughly investigating and analyzing the population from the year 2014 – 18. On a careful analysis, we came to the conclusion that every year the population increases by approximate 6946 people. Hence, the population of Andaman and Nicobar Islands in 2019 is determined to be
427,246 + 6946 = 434,192.
So, the population of Andaman and Nicobar Islands in the year 2019 as per estimated data will be 434,192.
Andaman & Nicobar Population 2019 – 434,192 Million (Estimated).
Demography of Andaman & Nicobar
Albeit the Andaman and Nicobar Islands consists of hundreds of islands, very few of them are inhabited by people.
The majority of the population of Andaman consists of migrants from South Asia and their scions. Most of them speak Hindi or Bengali, but alternate languages in the form of Hindi, Tamil, Telugu and Nicobarese are also spoken by a large number of people. The Andaman Islands are home to the Sentinelese people, an isolated community of the people. Out of total population, only 37.7% lives in urban areas and 10% people live in Nicobar Islands.
The sex ratio as per census 2011 is 876 females for each 1,000 males. Hindi and English are the official languages of the islands. Hinduism is the dominant religion with 69.45% of people following it; second most followed religion is Christianity with 21.28% followers.
Population Density and Growth of Andaman & Nicobar
The population density is 46 persons per square kilometer. The total population growth in the current decade is 6.86% while in the prior decade it was 26.94%. The number of occupants in Andaman and Nicobar Islands outlines 0.03 percent of India in 2011. In 2001 the figure was somewhat 0.03 percent.
State Symbols of Andaman & Nicobar
|Bird||Andaman Wood Pigeon|
Fun Facts about Andaman & Nicobar
- The word ‘Andaman’ originated from Malay word for Hindu god Hanuman, and ‘Nicobar’ literally means ‘the land of naked people.’
- Bengali is considered everyday language followed by Hindi, Tamil, Telgu and Malayalam.
- Andaman & Nicobar accommodates Sentinels who are most isolated human populations in the world.
- Dermocheleys Coriacea, the largest sea turtles in the world nest here
- The scenery on our red coloured 20 rupee note depicts a natural scene on the Andaman and Nicobar islands.
- Andaman and Nicobar islands were the only part of India to come under Japanese occupation during World War II.
- The only active volcano in the entire Southern Asia is present in Barren Island in Andaman and Nicobar Islands.