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First posted on May 27th 2006, last revised on May 20th 2010






British India claimed the Andaman Islands in 1858 and purchased the Nicobar Islands from Denmark in 1868. When India gained independence in 1947, The Andaman and Nicobar Islands became Indian Union territory in 1950.

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Country Profiles From India Net Zone; from Wikipedia; from Webindia 123
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Accounts of History from Webindia 123, Meghalaya
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Economy & Finances from Webindia 123, from Economy Watch
Ethnography People of the Andaman and Nicobar Islands, from Webindia 123
Article Andamanese Languages, from Wikipedia
Religion Religion in the Andaman and Nicobar Islands, from Webindia 123
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Historical Data Lists of Statesmen from World Statesmen (B. Cahoon), scroll down
Population Figures Historical Population Statistics : India, by State (Province), from Population Statistics, at UUtrecht
City Population : India, Andaman and Nicobar Islands, from City Population
Election Results India Election Database, results since 1989
Election Database, from Election Commission of India, results since 1977
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Jewish Chronicle, since 1841; New York Times, click Archive 1851-1980, since 1980; Time Magazine, Archive, since 1923
Historical Maps Maps of the Andaman and Nicobar Islands, from Maps of India, from Maps-India
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Encyclopedia Entries
Secular Articles Andamanen, Nikobaren, from Meyers Konversationslexikon 1885-1892, in German
Article : Andaman Islands, from EB 1902
Articles Andaman Islands, Nicobar Islands, Port Blair, from EB 1911
Religious
Economic Andaman, Nicobar Islands pp.292-293 in vol.2 of W. Milburn, Oriental Commerce, 1813, GB
Geographical The Andaman and Nicobar Islands, p.51 in vol.8 of T.G. Smollett, The present state of all nations, 1769, GB
Andaman Archipelago, Nicobar Islands, pp.313-321 in J. Huddart, The oriental navigator, or, New directions for sailing to and from the East, 1801, GB
Andaman and Nicobar Islands, pp.360-362 in C. Malte-Brun, Universal Geography, Or, a Description of All the Parts of the World, 1822, GB
Article Andaman and Nicobar Islands, Port Blair, from Imperial Gazetteer of India (1909), posted by DSAL
Historical Andaman, Nicobar Islands p.186 in vol.1 of Th. Salmon, Modern history or the present state of all nations, 1744, GB
Parliamentary Debates Hansard (British Parliament)
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Musea Anthropological Museum, from Andaman & Nicobar Tourism
Fisheries Museum, from Andaman & Nicobar Tourism
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General Accounts
Historical Atlasses C. Collin Davies, An Historical Atlas of the Indian Peninsula, Oxford : UP, 2nd edition, 1959 [G]
Historical and Cultural Maps, National Atlas of India Vol.8, published by National Atlas & Thematic Mapping Organisation, Calcutta 1983, edited by G.K . Dutt, S.K. Biswas [G]
J.E. Schwartzberg, A Historical Atlas of South Asia, Chicago : UP 1978 [G]
Yearbooks Article : Andaman Islands, in : Britannica Book of the Year 1913 p.613 [G]
Article Nicobar Islands, in : Britannica Book of the Year 1913 p.621 [G]
Article : Andaman and Nicobar Islands, in : Statesman's Year Book 1895 p.157, 1898 p.157 [G]
Articles : Andaman, Nicobar Islands, in : Statesman's Year Book 1901 pp.170-171, 1905 pp.179-180, 1910 pp.156-157, 1918 pp.158-159, 1919 p.156 [G]
Article : India and Dependencies : Andaman and Nicobar Islands, in : Statesman's Yearbook 1925 pp.165-166, 1928 pp.145-146, 1937 pp.154-155 [G]
Article : India : Andaman and Nicobar Islands, in : Statesman's Yearbook 1970-1971 pp.382-383, 1975-1976 pp.390-391, 1976-1977 pp.391-392, 1978-1979 pp.660-661, 1979-1980 pp.665-666, 1980-1981 pp.663-664, 1981-1982 pp.666-667, 1983-1984 pp.669-670, 1984-1985 pp.671-672, 1985-1986 pp.674-675, 1986-1987 pp.676-678, 1987-1988 pp.683-684, 1988-1989 pp.686-687, 1989-1990 pp.693-694, 1990-1991 pp.694-695, 1991-1992 pp.692-693, 1992-1993 pp.766-767, 1993-1994 pp.765-766, 1994-1995 pp.757-758, 1995-1996 pp.754-755, 1996-1997 pp.696-697, 1997-1998 pp.702-703, 1998-1999 pp.753-754, 2000 pp.865-866, 2001 pp.841-842, 2002 pp.877-878, 2003 pp.880-881, 2004 pp.884-885, 2005 pp.886-887, 2006 pp.883-884 [G]
Article : Andaman Islands, in : Americana Annual 1943 pp.42-43; Nicobar Islands pp.549-550 [G]
Article : Andaman Islands, in : Americana Annual 1944 p.47; Nicobar Islands p.526 [G]
Article : Andaman Islands, in : Americana Annual 1945 p.46 [G]
Article : Andaman and Nicobar Islands, in : Americana Annual 1946 p.52, 1947 pp.30-31 [G]