District Nicobar of Andaman and Nicobar (UT) State
Nicobar district is one of three districts in the Indian Union Territory (UT) of Andaman and Nicobar Islands. The headquarters of the district is located on the island of Car Nicobar.
Geography of Nicobar
Nicobar Island is situated in the South-east of the Bay of Bengal. The area covered by Nicobar district is 1841 km².
Latitude of Nicobar city : 16 degree – 10 degree N
Longitude of Nicobar city : 92 degree- 94 degree E
About Nicobar District
Nicobar district came into existence on 1st of August , 1974. Before this, it was a part of District of Andamans.The Nicobar islands include 22 islands of various sizes, the largest being Great Nicobar.
People and Religion
98% of the Nicobarese are Christians and remaining 2 percent population consists of Muslim originally from Minicoy and Gujarat. Six distinct dialects and languages are spoken one Car Nicobar, another Chowra, Teressa and Bompoka, together have one, the centre Islands of Kamorta, Nancowry, Trinket and Katchal speak a fourth, Little Nocobar and Great Nicobar with their adjacent Islands have a fifth.