Great Nicobar (Hindi: बड़ा निकोबार, Nicobarese: टोकिओंग लोंग, Tokieong Long) is the largest of the Nicobar Islands of India, north of Sumatra. Indira Point, its southernmost tip, is also the southernmost point of India. The island of Sumatra is located in the south of Great Nicobar. The island covers 1045 km² but is sparsely inhabited, with a population of 9439, largely being covered by rainforest and known for its diverse wildlife. The island was severely affected by the 2004 Indian Ocean earthquake tsunami with many deaths, and was cut off from all outside contact for more than a day.
Islands, Geographic Extremes