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Nicobar Islands


Digital relief map of Nicobar Islands


The Nicobar Islands are located on the Indonesian island arc between Sumatra and the Andamans. They are mountainous, jungle-clad islands with almost no resources or population. The bulk of the population and the administrative center were located on Car Nicobar (92.823E 9.173N), the northernmost and most level of the islands.

The British did not bother either to defend the island against or to recapture them from the Japanese, who occupied them on 13 June 1942. However, they were raided on 17-19 October 1944 in a vain attempt to divert the Japanese from the imminent Leyte landings.

References

Collins (1964; accessed 2013-7-26)

Sommerville (1989)



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