The Cool, Wild and Very Remote Andaman Islands are a group of islands in the Indian and Pacific oceans, situated between Southeast Asia and Australia. The region is bounded by a ridge of continental shelves and, like the rest of the Malay Archipelago, its coasts are influenced by the Indian, Pacific and the Tasman sea. The islands are mainly made up of volcanic rocks and have a sparse population.
The main islands are Andaman and Lakshadweep. Lakshadweep (also known as Andaman and Nicobar) has no permanent population other than about 300 islanders as of 2006.
Andaman Islands are small, remote land masses lying between the Indian and Pacific Oceans, about 2,100 km north-east of the Andaman and Nicobar Islands. The country comprises four main islands and numerous islets and rocks.
The islands are low-lying, of moderate size and are the largest island group in the region. They include the capital city of Port Blair. The main islands are Andaman and Lakshadweep,
with many islets and rocks. The islands are mostly uninhabited and there are no permanent settlements. All tourists who wish to stay in a hotel are required to obtain a government permit to stay, which can be a tedious and difficult process.
Lakshadweep is the first of the Andamans, and is the largest and most populated of the islands. The total area is about 547 sq. km. (191 sq. miles).
The people, for the most part, are fishermen and fishermen. Only about 300 residents (out of a total population of approximately 8,500) live on the islands, most of them as fisherman. There are no permanent settlements because of the remoteness of the region and the high cost of living.
Numerous coral atolls, reefs and lagoons, as well as mangrove swamps, have been discovered on the Andaman archipelago over the years, giving the islands an excellent natural habitat, which is very important for the local ecosystem.
The people of Andaman are divided into two major groups, the Andamans and the Nicobars. The Andaman island is the second largest island in the region, and was the first to be discovered.