Port Blair is the capital of the Andaman and Nicobar Islands and it is a union territory of India located in the Bay of Bengal. It is the base camp of the Andaman and Nicobar Police. It is additionally the central command for the Indian area of South Andaman and the main town of Andaman and Nicobar Islands. Port Blair is additionally the local administrative sub-division of the islands. The city is the headquarter of Andaman and Nicobar Administration. Every single division of UT Government and Central Government are working from Port Blair.
Port Blair has been chosen as one of the hundred Indian urban cities to be created as a smart city under PM Narendra Modi’s Smart Cities Mission.
POPULATION OF PORT BLAIR IN 2017:
As per the 2011 India evaluation, Port Blair had a population of 100,608.
Talking about population, in order to check out the population of Port Blair in 2017, we need to have a look at the population of the past 5 years. They are as per the following:
- 2012 –114,606
- 2013 –122,409
- 2014 –129,400
- 2015 –138,100
- 2016 – 143,993
Taking a look at the population of Port Blair from the year 2012-16, it has been noticed that there has been an increase of 29,387 in the past 5 years. Therefore, it has been seen that every year the population increases by 5877. Hence, the population of Port Blair in 2017 is forecasted to be 143,993 + 5877 = 149,870. So, the population of Port Blair in the year 2017 as per estimated data = 149,870.
Port Blair Population 2017 – 149,870(Estimated)
DEMOGRAPHY OF PORT BLAIR:
Males represent 52.92% of the population and females 47.07%. The city has an average proficiency rate of 89.76%, higher than the national average of 74.04%. In the city, male proficiency is 92.79% and female proficiency is 86.34%. 9.3% of its population is less than 6 years old. The main religion is Hinduism, trailed by Christianity and Islam. Bengali is the most spoken dialect of the city after by Hindi and Tamil.
POPULATION DENSITY AND GROWTH OF PORT BLAIR:
The population density of Port Blair is 60 persons per square kilometer. The population growth has been quite slow as compared to other cities in the country. It is not a place where people come from different parts of the country to relocate here but rather a holiday destination. The people out here are mostly of the local tribes and ethnic people. The population growth in the last 5 years has gone up though and it is expected that the rate of growth will be the same in the coming years.
FACTS ABOUT PORT BLAIR:
- During World War II the islands were possessed by the Japanese on 23rd March 1942 without resistance from the battalion. Inside hours the Japanese started plundering, tormenting and killing in what got to be known as the Port Blair slaughters. Amid the following three and a half years the Japanese conferred various monstrosities against the occupants, including detainment, bondage, constrained work, torment, mass executions, constrained expulsion, drownings and starvation.
- The town of Port Blair has a tropical Monsoon weather that sees little variety in temperature. It receives precipitation consistently, aside from the months of January, February and March. Whatever time you choose to visit Port Blair, you will get to see a decent climate.
- The town survived the Indian Ocean Earthquake entirely in such a way that it acted as a base for the salvage. It is deliberately placed to reach all the areas that were destroyed by the Tsunami.
- The city has a higher education level than some other part of India at 89.76%.
- If you are looking for some water-sports,some water-sport, you should definitely head to Port Blair.