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Andaman Islands (India)

Andaman Islands (India)

Main City Port Blair 11°67 N , 92°76 E

Currency Indian Rupee 100 INR = 2.10 $ /1.70 €

Time Zone UTC + 5.30

National Airline Air India

The Andaman Islands are a group of Indian Ocean archipelagic islands in the Bay of Bengal between India to the west and Burma (also known as Myanmar) to the north and east. Most of the islands are part of the Andaman and Nicobar Islands Union Territory of India while a small number at the north of the archipelago belong to Burma.

The Andaman Archipelago is an oceanic continuation of the Burmese Arakan Yoma range in the North and of the Indonesian Archipelago in the South. It includes some two hundred islands in the Bay of Bengal with the Andaman Sea to the east between the islands and the coast of Burma.
The natural vegetation of the Andamans is tropical forest with mangroves on the coast. Most of the forests are evergreen.
The rainforests of the islands are similar in composition to those of the west coast of Burma and are largely unspoilt.