Information about Andaman and Nicobar Islands

State Information
ISO Code AN
Vehicle Code AN
Capital Port Blair
Largest City Port Blair
Population 380,581
Area 8,249 km2
Official Languages English, Hindi
Other Official Languages
Information about the name Andaman and Nicobar Islands
Additional Information Andaman: Italian traveler Niccolò de' Conti (c. 1440) mentioned the word Andaman meant "Island of Gold". A theory that became prevalent in the late 19th century and has since gained momentum is that the name of the islands derives from Sanskrit via the Malay Handuman, named for the deity Hanuman.Nicobar: The name "Nicobar" is probably derived from the Chola dynasty name for the islands, Nakkavaram (literally, "naked man" in Tamil) which is inscribed on a Tanjore inscription of 1050 CE.
Information about Governor of Andaman and Nicobar Islands
Name of the Governor Jagdish Mukhi
Governor since Aug 22, 2016 (1 year ago)
Miscellaneous Lieutenant Governor