Car Nicobar (Called "Pu" in the Nicobari language) is the northernmost island of the Nicobar Islands. It is also one of three local administrative divisions of the Indian district of Nicobar. Car Nicobar is 143 miles from Port Blair. Car Nicobar is flat island except for some cliffs in the north and small hilly in the interior. Car Nicobar being a Tribal reserve area is not open for tourists.
Latitude : 9.180311012847378 |
Longitude : 92.77628800048831
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Departure / Return Location
Port Blair, HutBay, Campbell Bay
98 percent of the Nicobarese are Christians following the Protestant faith. Christianity spread after the advent of a South Indian Missionary, one Mr. Vedeppan Thambuswamy who later took the name of Mr. Vedeppan Solomon. The remaining 2 percent population consists of Muslim originally from Minicoy and Gujarat. Some of them married Nicobarese and can now be termed as “Nicobari Muslims”. Apart from Christanity a section of the people in Island like Chowra and Shompens of Great Nicobar still profess their old religion of animism.
In Car Nicobar there are 10 churches. The oldest church is at Mus (St. Thomas Church), where the maker of modern Nicobar Bishop John Richardson was buried.