Nancowry (also written as Nancowrie) is Island belonging to central Nicobar Group : The islands in central Nicobar group are : Nancowrie, Chowra, Katchal, Teressa, Bambooka and Trinket. Tillanchong island is 14 miles north to Kamorta.
Nancowry was very popular in past among the seafarers (Especially the people of Sumatra, Malaysia and China) because of the presence of fine natural harbour. It is also known that many of these travelers also settled down with the natives.
Nancowry is one of 2 local administrative divisions of the Indian district of Nicobar, part of the Indian union territory of Andaman and Nicobar Islands. Christianity & Islam are the main religion of the inhabitants of Nancowrie Island.
Area - 66.82 Sq. Km
House Holds (2001 Census) 123
Population (2001 Census) 927 | Male 474 | Female 453
Total 18 villages existed in Nancowry Out of which 5 Tapang, Altheak, Al-Hit-Touch/Balu Basti, Champin and Itoi are functional post Tsunami 2004.
Healthcare: There is a Community health centre and 6 sub-centres. The community health centre is situated at Kamorta Island.
Education: There are 5 primary schools and one senior secondary school.
Power supply: Power supply is generated by DG Sets providing 0.23 MU.
Villages and Habitations in Kamorta and Nancowry :
|Kamorta||Alukian or Alhukheck|
|Kamorta||Banderkari or Pulu|
|Kamorta||Berainak or Badnak|
|Kamorta||Chanel or Chanol|
|Kamorta||Changua or Changup|
|Kamorta||Kamorta or Kalatapu|
|Kamorta||Mohreak or Kohreakap|
|Kamorta||Munak incl Ponioo|
|Kamorta||Olinpon or Alhinpon|
|Kamorta||Tillang Chong Island|
|Kamorta||Tomae or Inmae|
|Nancowry||Nroak / Chiniak|
|Nancowry||Alipa / Alips|
|Nancowry||Al Hit Touch or Balu Basti|
|Nancowry||Tapani or Tapainy|
|Nancowry||Tapong incl Kabila|