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Andaman Islands
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Location Bay of Bengal, India
Position Penal colony
Capital Port Blair
Appearances The Sign of the Four

The Andaman Islands were an archipelago in the Bay of Bengal, situated between India and Burma. The islands were rough and covered in dense jungle, and were notable for their fierce natives, who were among the smallest people in the world. Since the late 18th century the island housed a British penal colony for long-sentence convicts.

Two former guards at the colony, Captain Arthur Morstan and Major John Sholto, as well as a former prisoner named Jonathan Small and an islander named Tonga, would feature prominently in one of Sherlock Holmes's investigations, which Dr John Watson chronicled in The Sign of the Four.

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