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Long Island (Andaman and Nicobar Islands)

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Location  Bay of Bengal
Adjacent bodies of water  Indian Ocean
Major islands  Long
Elevation  75 m
Postal code  744203
Island group  Andaman Islands
Archipelago  Andaman Islands
Total islands  1
Length  8.7 km (5.41 mi)
Area  14.05 km²
Area code  031927
Adjacent body of water  Indian Ocean
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Long 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. the island is lying 80 km (50 mi) north from Port Blair.

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Map of Long Island, Andaman and Nicobar Islands

Geography

The island belongs to the East Baratang Group and lies east of Porlob Island.

Administration

Politically, Long Island, along neighboring East Baratang Group, is part of Rangat Taluk.

Demographics

There are 3 villages on the island: Long Village, Middle Village, and Lalaji Bay. Parkinson point (the northern tip of the island), was previously also inhabited. The island has its own power house, Boat Building Yard, Senior Secondary School, bank, wireless facilities, hospital, Range Forest Office and even police outpost. Long Island is a dreamland settlement without any road network.

Transportation

It's reachable by boat 4 times a week from Phoenix Bay Jetty in Port Blair, or from Yerrata Jetty in Rangat.

Tourism

Marg Bay and Lalaji Bay are 2 beaches popular as a picnic spot in this island. The island is a good location for beach camping. The hotels are mainly managed by the forest department. A visit to nearby Guitar Island is also popular.

References

Long Island (Andaman and Nicobar Islands) Wikipedia


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