Andaman Sea

Andaman Sea
Burma Sea
Location of Andaman Sea in the Indian Ocean
Location of Andaman Sea in the Indian Ocean
Andaman Sea is located in Indian Ocean
Andaman Sea
Andaman Sea
Coordinates10°N 96°E / 10°N 96°E / 10; 96
Basin countries
  • India
  • Indonesia
  • Malaysia
  • Myanmar
  • Thailand
Max. length1,202 km (747 mi)
Max. width647 km (402 mi)
Surface area797,000 km2 (307,700 sq mi)
Average depth1,096 m (3,596 ft)
Max. depth4,198 m (13,773 ft)
Water volume660,000 km3 (158,000 cu mi)
Andaman Sea
Burmese name
IPAKappali Pinlae
Thai name
RTGSThale Xạndāmạn
Malay name
MalayLaut Andaman
Indonesian name
IndonesianLaut Andaman
Bengali name
Bengaliআন্দামান সাগর
Hindi name
Hindiअंडमान सागर

The Andaman Sea (historically also known as the Burma Sea)[4] is a marginal sea of the northeastern Indian Ocean bounded by the coastlines of Myanmar and Thailand along the Gulf of Martaban and west side of the Malay Peninsula, and separated from the Bay of Bengal to its west by the Andaman Islands and the Nicobar Islands. Its southern end is at Breueh Island just north of Sumatra, with the Strait of Malacca further southeast.

Traditionally, the sea has been used for fishery and transportation of goods between the coastal countries and its coral reefs and islands are popular tourist destinations. The fishery and tourist infrastructure was severely damaged by the 2004 Indian Ocean earthquake and tsunami.

  1. ^ Andaman Sea, Great Soviet Encyclopedia (in Russian)
  2. ^ Andaman Sea, Encyclopædia Britannica on-line
  3. ^ Cite error: The named reference was invoked but never defined (see the help page).
  4. ^ Cite error: The named reference IHO was invoked but never defined (see the help page).

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