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South Andaman Island is the southernmost island of the Great Andaman and is home to the majority of the population of the Andaman Islands. Port Blair, the capital of the islands, is located on the southern part of this island. Some areas of the island are restricted areas for non-Indians; however, transit permits can be obtained from the Home Ministry. Like the rest of the archipelago, it was struck by the 2004 Indian Ocean earthquake, leading to many deaths on the island.South Andaman is the largest island in the island group.

This district was created on August 18, 2006 by bifurcating the erstwhile Andaman district.
Four Andamanese indigenous peoples, namely, Onges, Jarawas, Great Andamanese and Sentinalese live in this district. The district comprises of 3 tehsils, Port Blair, Ferrargunj and Little Andaman.


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