Today: Tuesday, 21 Nov 2017

Population:

As per 2011 census, population of Nicobar district is 36,842.

Population of Nicobar District, Census 2011
Tehsils Persons Male Female Literates Illiterates
Car Nicobar Tehsil 17841 9735 8106 12627 5214
Nancowry Tehsil 10634 5967 4667 6796 3838
Great Nicobar Tehsil 8367 5025 3342 5909 2458

Inhabited Islands
S.No Geographical Name Native Name Area in sq. kms. Population
20012011
1. Car Nicobar Pu 126.9 20292 17841
2. Chowra Sanenyo 8.2 1385 1270
3. Teressa Luroo 101.4 2026 1934
4. Katchal Tihayu 174.4 5312 2685
5. Kamorta Kamorta 188.2 3412 3688
6. Nancowry Mout 66.9 927 1019
7. Little Nicobar Long 159.1 348 278
8. Great Nicobar Tokieong Long 1045.1 7566 8069
9. Tillang Chong Island La-ukg 16.84 - 38
10. Pulomillow Island - 1.3 - 20

Separated from Andamans group of Island by 145 Kms, wide 10 degree channel, Nicobars District has an area of 1841 kms, comprising 22 Islands Twelve of which are inhabited. The maximum length of Nicobars is 310 Kms and maximum width is 57.96 Kms. The extreme Southern most ‘Pigmalion Point’ presently known as Indira Point which is also southern most point of India, is 310 Kms from Car Nicobar and barely 140 Kms from Sumatra Island (Indonesia).



Uninhabited Islands
Sl. No Geographical Name Native Name Area in sq. kms.
1. Battimaly Kuono 2.01
2. Meroe Meroe 0.52
3. Teris Tean 0.26
4. Menchal Menchal 1.30
5. Tark Fuya 0.26
6. Cubra Konwana 0.52
7. Bompuka Poahat 13.3
8. Kondul - 4.6
9. Trinket Laful 86.3
10. Isle of Man - -
11. Megapod - -
12. Pigeon - -

Occupation:

The Primary occupation of the tribal population is agriculture, which is basically limited to coconut, arecanut and banana plantations.

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