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Which one of the following water bodies separates Andaman and the Nicobar?
1. Gulf of Mannar
2. Ten Degree Channel
3. Eleven Degree Channel
4. Palk Strait

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Correct Answer - Option 2 : Ten Degree Channel

The correct answer is Ten Degree Channel.

  • Andamans are separated from Nicobar by a 10-degree channel (10-degree latitude).
  • The Gulf of Mannar is a shallow bay, part of the Laccadive Sea in the Indian Ocean. A chain of low islands and reefs known as Adam’s Bridge, also called Ramsethu, which includes Mannar Island, separates the Gulf of Mannar from Palk Strait, which lies to the north between India and Sri Lanka.
  • Palk Strait is a strait between the Tamil Nadu state of India and the Mannar district of the Northern Province of Sri Lanka.
  • South Andaman and Little Andaman are separated by Duncan Passage.
  • 8 Degree Channel (8 degrees north latitude) separates islands of Minicoy and Maldives.
  • 9 Degree Channel (9 degrees north latitude) separates the island of Minicoy from the main Lakshadweep archipelago.

  • The Grand Channel is between the Great Nicobar Islands and the Sumatra islands of Indonesia.
  • The Andaman and Nicobar Islands are also known as the Emerald Islands.
  • The Coco Strait is between the North Andaman Islands and the Coco Islands of Myanmar.
  • The name Lakshadweep in Malayalam and Sanskrit means 'a hundred thousand islands'.

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