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The Andaman and Nicobar Islands represents the submerged parts of mountain range known as
1. Arakan Yoma
2. Tien Shan
3. Pegu Yoma
4. Askai Chin

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Correct Answer - Option 1 : Arakan Yoma

  • The Andaman and Nicobar islands are thought to be the emergent peaks of a submerged mountain range related to the Arakan Yoma range of mainland Burma.
  • The islands include steep hills and generally poor soil with little water holding capacity.
  • The flat terrain is extremely limited and the larger islands have long meandering creeks.
  • It is clothed in thick evergreen forests. 

  • Total Islands in Nicobar - 22
  • Total Islands in Andaman - 550
  • Total Islands in Lakshadweep - 36
  • Total Islands in Port Blair - 6
  • Capital of Andaman and Nicobar -  Port Blair

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