About District

South Andaman District

Andaman & Nicobar Islands

  District of South Andamans is one of the three Districts of Andaman & Nicobar Islands is located in between longitude   E 92° to E 94°’ and latitude N 6°’ to N 14°’  in the Bay of Bengal Region . The Total Area of South Andamans District is 2980 Sq.Km .  There are four primitive tribes in the South Andamans District and they have been recognised as belonging to the Negrito stock, namely Onges,Jarawas,Great Andamanese and Sentinalese besides Nicobarese have been settled at Harminder Bay. The District of South Andaman has three tehsils namely “Port Blair”,” Ferrargunj”,”Little Andaman”. The Geographical,educational,economical and few other details are given below:

Geographical Details
 Name of UT  Andaman & Nicobar Islands
 Name of District  South Andaman (The east while Andaman District divided into two districts – South Andaman and North & Middle Andaman on 18th August 2006.)
 Head Quarters  Port Blair (Since 1789. Originally, PortCornwallis)
 Location  Bay of Bengal
 Longitude  E 92° to E 94°
 Latitude  N 6°’ to N 14°
 Geographical Area  2980 Sq.Km
 Forest Area  2613.53 Sq.km
Urban Area  26.10 sq.km
 Rural Area  340.37 sq. km
Revenue Area 366.47 sq. km
Cultivable Area 9137 Hectares
 Sub Division 1 (South Andaman)
Tehsils 3 (Port Blair, Ferrargunj & Little Andaman)
Revenue Inspector Circles 9
Patwari Circles 29
No. of Revenue villages 99
Tribal Villages 2 (Harminder Bay: Nicobarese, Dugong Creek Onges)
Highest Peak in South Andaman Mount Harriet (Height – 365 m)
Normal Rainfall at Port Blair 3180 mm (Yearly)
Rainy Days around the year 130 (approx)
Temperature 230 C(Min) to 300C(Max)
Relative Humidity 70% to 90%
 Best Season October to May
Distance by sea from main land
  • Port Blair to Kolkata(1255 Kms)
  • Port Blair-Chennai(1190  Kms)
  • Port Blair -Vishakapatnam(1200 Kms)
Harbours (Major Ships for Mainland) Haddo,Wharf & Chatham
  Inter Island Vessels Phoenix Bay
  Other Small Jetties Aberdeen, Junglighat,Bambooflat, Dundas Point,Hope Town
  Air Port Veer Savarkar Air Port
  Inter Island Air Connectivity Pawan Hans Helicopter Service
  Vessels Passenger, Cargo & Speed Boats
  State Highway 1
  Andaman Trunk Road 99 Kms
Demographic
Population (2011 census) Total- 2,38,142

Male- 127283

Female-110859

  Urban Population 1,434,88 [(Port Blair,Garacharama & Bambooflat) (Census Towns) ]
  Density of Population (SA)  80 per Sq.Km
  Languages Spoken Hindi, Bengali, Tamil, Telugu,Malayalam, Kannada, Nicobarese, English & Tribal Languages
  Religions Hinduism, Christianity, Islam, Sikhism, Buddhism, Jainism, others  (Animism followed by Aboriginal Tribes)
Education
Literacy Rate (2011 census) Total Literacy Rate -88.49%

Male Literates- 91.91%

Female- 84.52%

Sr. No. EDUCATIONAL FACILITY NUMBER OF EDUCATIONAL INSTITUTIONS
1 Pre-Primary Schools 22
2 Primary Schools 69
3 Middle Schools 29
4 Secondary Schools 18
5 Senior Secondary Schools 28
6 Industrial Training Institutes 1
7 Polytechnic 2
8 Teachers Training Institute 1
9 B.Ed. College 1
10 Govt.College 1
INSTITUTION PORT BLAIR TEHSIL FERRARGUNJ TEHSIL LITTLE ANDAMAN TEHSIL TOTAL
Hospital 2
Community Health Centres 0 1 1
Primary Health Centres 3 5 2 10
Urban Health Centres 5 5
Sub Centres 12 20 7 39