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India: see Andaman and Nicobar IslandsAndaman and Nicobar Islands
, union territory (2001 provisional pop. 356,265), India, in the Bay of Bengal. Port Blair (1991 pop. 74,955), in the Andamans, is the capital.
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Port Blair

 

a city and port in South India, on the island of South Andaman. Capital of the Union territory of the Andaman and Nicobar islands. Population, 15,000 (1970). Industries include ship building, fishing and saw-milling. There is also handicraft production of articles made from palm fibers, wood, leather, and metal.

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Port Blair

the capital of the Indian Union Territory of the Andaman and Nicobar Islands, a port on the SE coast of South Andaman Island: a former penal colony. Pop.: 100 186 (2001)
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New Delhi [India], Jan 18 ( ANI ): The Director General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) barred Indigo and GoAir from flying to Port Blair with Airbus 320 Neo fitted with Pratt and Whitney (PW) engines.
The Ministry of Shipping had engaged a consultant to ascertain whether the declaration of Port Blair as a major port would be a feasible option.
What: The historic capital of the archipelago of 500-odd islands, Port Blair is where almost every vacation in the Andamans starts-it has the only airport-but that's not to take away from the appeal it has always had for the lovers of pre-Independence history.
Between 23 December 2009 and 10 January 2010, Air India will operate a total of 19 additional flights from Chennai to Port Blair. The carrier will also operate an extra flight between Port Blair and Kolkata on 24 and 29 December 2009.
New Delhi [India], Jan 17 ( ANI ): The Director General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) barred Indigo and GoAir from flying to Port Blair with Airbus 320 Neo fitted with Pratt and Whitney (PW) engines.
Port Blair (Andaman and Nicobar Islands) [India], Dec 30 ( ANI ): Prime Minister Narendra Modi laid a wreath at the Martyr's Column on Sunday.
Port Blair (Andaman & Nicobar Islands) [India], Dec 30 ( ANI ): Prime Minister Narendra Modi, who is in Port Blair, remembered the brave heroes who laid down their lives for the country during the freedom struggle.
Summary: Port Blair (Andaman & Nicobar Islands) [India], Dec 30 (ANI): Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday said that Port Blair is as mainland as Delhi and Mumbai while addressing a public gathering at Marina Park where he announced the renaming of three Islands of Andaman and Nicobar Island.

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