Andaman and Nicobar Islands

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Andaman and Nicobar Islands Territory of India comprising two chains of islands in the Bay of Bengal. The capital is Port Blair (on South Andaman). It's main exports are timber, coffee, coconuts, and copra. The population of the islands (one of India's seven Union Territories) almost doubled in the decade to 1991. Area: 8300sq km (3200sq mi). Pop. (2001) 356,265.