Boats of the Andaman Sea

Posted: November 19, 2008 in boat, boating, boats, sailboats, sailing
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Boats of the Andaman Sea

Boats of the Andaman sea by orvaratli

Boats of the Andaman sea by orvaratli

The Andaman Sea is a body of water to the southeast of the Bay of Bengal, south of Myanmar, west of Thailand and east of the Andaman Islands; it is part of the Indian Ocean. It is roughly 1,200 kilometres (750 mi) (north-south) and 650 kilometres (400 mi) wide (east-west), with an area of 797,700 square kilometres (308,000 sq mi). Its average depth is 870 metres (2,854 ft), and the maximum depth is 3,777 metres (12,392 ft).

Within the Andaman Sea are the Andaman Islands, a group of archipelagic islands in the Bay of Bengal, that are part of the Andaman and Nicobar Islands Union Territory of India. Port Blair is the chief community on the islands, and the administrative centre of the Union Territory.

At its southeastern reaches, the Andaman Sea narrows to form the Straits of Malacca, which separate the Malay Peninsula from the island of Sumatra.

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