|Native name: |
|Location||Bay of Bengal|
|Adjacent bodies of water||Indian Ocean|
|Area||86.5 km2 (33.4 sq mi)|
|Length||5.3 km (3.29 mi)|
|Width||19.6 km (12.18 mi)|
|Coastline||52.8 km (32.81 mi)|
|Highest elevation||250 m (820 ft)|
|Island group||Nicobar Islands|
|Subdivisions of India||Nancowry Subdivision|
|Largest settlement||Bengali (pop. 400)|
|Pop. density||22.35/km2 (57.89/sq mi)|
|Ethnic groups||Hindu, Nicobarese|
|Avg. summer temperature||32.0 °C (89.6 °F)|
|Avg. winter temperature||28.0 °C (82.4 °F)|
|Official Languages||Hindi, English, Tamil |
When Austria (1778-1784) and Denmark (1754/56-1868) claimed Nicobar Islands as a colony, They named Teressa after the Austrian Arch-duchess Maria Theresia. Extensive damage to the island's flora and fauna occurred following the 2004 Indian Ocean earthquake and tsunami.
Teressa lies west of the neighboring island of Camorta and northwest of Katchal. The smaller island known as Chowra is to the north and Bompoka lies to the east. The northern portion of the island has elevations reaching 87 meters. The island has a surface area of 101.26 km².
Safed Balu Beach
The Safed Balu Beach (white sand beach) is situated at the east opposite to Bampoka Island.
- Andaman and Nicobar Islands travel guide from Wikivoyage