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Smith Island (Andaman and Nicobar Islands)

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Smith Island
Smith Island is located in Andaman and Nicobar Islands
Smith Island
Smith Island
Location of Smith Island
LocationBay of Bengal
Coordinates13°20′N 93°03′E / 13.34°N 93.05°E / 13.34; 93.05
ArchipelagoAndaman Islands
Adjacent bodies of waterIndian Ocean
Area20.45 km2 (7.90 sq mi)[1]
Length8.6 km (5.34 mi)
Width4.8 km (2.98 mi)
Coastline29.00 km (18.02 mi)
Highest elevation131 m (430 ft)[2]
DistrictNorth and Middle Andaman
Island groupAndaman Islands
Island sub-groupAerial Bay Islands
TalukDiglipur Taluk
Largest settlementSmith (pop. 260)
Population600 (2011)
Pop. density29.3 /km2 (75.9 /sq mi)
Ethnic groupsHindu, Andamanese
Additional information
Time zone
Telephone code031927 [4]
ISO codeIN-AN-00[5]
Avg. summer temperature30.2 °C (86.4 °F)
Avg. winter temperature23.0 °C (73.4 °F)
Sex ratio1.2/
Census Code35.639.0004
Official LanguagesHindi, English

Smith Island is an island of the Andaman Islands. It belongs to the North and Middle Andaman administrative district, part of the Indian union territory of Andaman and Nicobar Islands.[6] The island lies 298 km (185 mi) north of Port Blair.

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The island is located in Aerial Bay, near Diglipur.


Politically, Smith Island, along with the neighboring Aerial Bay Islands, is part of Diglipur Taluk.[7]


Ferry service is available from Aerial bay jetty or Kalipur water sports center.[8] Normally ship is available once a week.


There are 3 villages on the island. According to the 2011 census of India, the Island has 160 households. The main village has 60 households, with Eco rest houses which are available for overnight stay. The effective literacy rate (i.e. the literacy rate of population excluding children aged 6 and below) is 100%.[9]

Demographics (2011 Census)[9]
Total Male Female
Population 600 328 272
Children aged below 6 years 64 35 29
Scheduled caste 0 0 0
Scheduled tribe 1 1 0
Literates 431 260 171
Workers (all) 202 191 11
Main workers (total) 95 89 6


Smith island is home to the Olive Ridley turtles which means, being the right place at the right time, one can even witness the turtle nesting.


  1. ^ "Islandwise Area and Population - 2011 Census" (PDF). Government of Andaman.
  2. ^ Sailing Directions (Enroute), Pub. 173: India and the Bay of Bengal (PDF). Sailing Directions. United States National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency. 2017. p. 279.
  3. ^ "A&N Islands - Pincodes". 22 September 2016. Archived from the original on 23 March 2014. Retrieved 22 September 2016.
  4. ^ code
  5. ^ Registration Plate Numbers added to ISO Code
  6. ^ "Village Code Directory: Andaman & Nicobar Islands" (PDF). Census of India. Retrieved 16 January 2011.
  7. ^ Tehsils
  8. ^ [1]
  9. ^ a b "District Census Handbook - Andaman & Nicobar Islands" (PDF). 2011 Census of India. Directorate of Census Operations, Andaman & Nicobar Islands. Retrieved 21 July 2015.

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