Andaman & Nicobar
The Andamans are separated from the Nicobar group by the Ten Degree Channel (10°N parallel). There are 572 islands in the territory having an area of 8,073 Sq km. The capital of the union territory is Port Blair. The islands host the Andaman and Nicobar Command, the only tri-service geographical command of the Indian Armed Forces. Bengali is the dominant language and most spoken language in the Andaman-Nicobar Islands. Andaman & Nicobar Islands are developing into a major Tourism hub with its exotic looking beaches and pristine islands having equally exotic names, wonderful opportunities for adventure sports like snorkeling and sea-walking.
According to the Census 2011, Andaman and Nicobar Island has a literacy rate of 86.27% (male literacy rate 90.11% and female literacy rate 81.84%).
There are several standard schools, colleges and other academic institutions, computer-training institutes, industrial training institutes, polytechnic institutes and other technical training institutes. Government and private run hostels provide accommodations to local and outstation students.