Car Nicobar islands (India)

Car Nicobar islands (India)

To precisely geolocate this site. Update if necessary.

Localisation

Car Nicobar islands (India)
LatitudeLongitude
DMS------
DM------
DD------

Characteristics

Island / Atoll

Description

Car Nicobar island, or PU in the local langage, the N island of the group, lies about 77 miles SSE of Little Andaman Island. 
The island is densely wooded, mostly coconut trees.

The island has been reported to be a good radar target up to14 miles.

The Car Nicobar is a very small Island, if compared with the Middle Andaman or South Andaman. The area of Car Nicobar Island is around 127 Sq km. There are clusters of 15 villages, which are inhabited areas, the largest being Malacca.

The 15 villages of Car Nicobar Island include Mus, Kinmai, Small Lapathy, Big Lapathy, Tapoiming,Chukchucha, Kinyuka, Tamalu, Perka, Malacca, Kakana, Kimius, Arong, Sawai and Titop.

The Car Nicobar Island was ravaged by the 2004 tsunami. Car Nicobar lies 750 km (465 miles) from the epicenter of the 2004 Indian Ocean earthquake, and the resultant tsunamis struck it with immense force and witnesses reported that the waves were as high as 30 ft (9 m).
As of December 30, 2004, the number of casualties is actually unknown, but seemed likely to be high. One survivor told the Associated Press that there was not a single hut, which was standing. Most of the people went up to the hills and were afraid to come down.

2011/11/28
Update
Jojo
Car Nicobar islands (India)
Car Nicobar islands (Indian)
2011-11-28
Update
Jojo
Ebook

Andaman sea

  • 179 sites
  • 165 photos
  • publication date: 17 Apr 2021
  • .pdf file size: 52 Mb
Share your comments or photos on "Car Nicobar islands (India)"

Sites around Car Nicobar islands (India)

Flying distances - Direct line

Sawai bay (Car Nicobar)

3nm
344°
Sawai Bay indents the NW coast, between Keating Point and Hog Point, about 3.5 miles to SW.
Foul ground extends 1 mile N from Keating Point and 0.5 mile N from Hog Point. Sawai Village lies 0.5 mile SE of Hog Point.
The tidal currents off Sawai Bay set NE on the flood tide.An ...
28 Nov 11
Jojo

Chowra island (India)

46nm
159°
Chowra Island, which lies about 24 miles SSE of Batti Malv Island, is generally low but rises to a 104.5m high rocky pinnacle at its S end.
The island looks like a hat from the offing. Sanenya, the principal village, lies on the NE coast.
It has area of 8.2 sq km with a population ...
28 Nov 11
Jojo

Batti Malv island (India)

21nm
167°
Batti Malv Island (or Kuono), which lies about 17 miles SSE of Car Nicobar, appears wedge-shaped from the offing. It's an uninhabited island that covers an area of 2 square kilometers. This very small island rises to a densely wooded peak about 73m high. The NW end of the island is ...
28 Nov 11
Jojo

Nancowry island (India)

85nm
147°
Nancowry Island lies close S of and overlaps the S end of Camorta Island. Nancowry Harbor, a secure landlocked inlet, lies between them. The E entrance of Nancowry Harbor lies between the SE end of Camorta Island and the NE end of Nancowry Island. The approach to this entrance leads ...
29 Nov 11
Jojo