South Andaman district

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South Andaman district is one of the 3 districts of the Indian Union Territory of Andaman and Nicobar Islands in the Bay of Bengal. Port Blair town, the capital of the Union Territory is the district headquarters. The area covered by this district is 2980 km².

Demographics[change | change source]

According to the 2011 census South Andaman district has a population of 237,586,[1] roughly equal to the nation of Vanuatu.[2] This gives it a ranking of 584th in India (out of a total of 640).[1] The district has a population density of 80 inhabitants per square kilometre (210/sq mi) .[1] Its population growth rate over the decade 2001-2011 was 13.97%.[1] South Andaman has a sex ratio of 874 females for every 1000 males,[1] and a literacy rate of 88.49%.[1]

Four Andamanese indigenous peoples, namely, Onges, Jarawas, Great Andamanese and Sentinalese live in this district.

References[change | change source]

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 1.5 "District Census 2011". Census2011.co.in. 2011. Retrieved 2011-09-30.
  2. US Directorate of Intelligence. "Country Comparison:Population". Retrieved 2011-10-01. Vanuatu 224,564 July 2011 est.

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