Middle Andaman Island
Middle Andaman Island - As name indicate it is the central island. Its total is 1,536 km.
Population of Middle Andaman consists of Bengali, Tamil and Keralite settlers. The island is also home to many of the indigenous Jarawa people. Most of people here are farmers.
Middle Andaman's main towns are Rangat, Billiground, Kadamtala, Bakultata and Betapur.
Middle Andaman is separated from North Andaman by Austen Strait, and from Baratang Island at the south by Homfray's Strait, both shallow and narrow channels, a few hundred metres wide; and from Interview Island at its west by the navigable Interview Passage.
The island's coastline was inundated by the tsunami resulting from the Indian Ocean earthquake (26th Dec 2004).
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