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Islands of Bahamas

Acklins     [100]
Group: Archipelago: Bahamas (The)
Country: Bahamas: Atlantic
Lat: 22.38º NLong: 73.90º W Region: Greater Caribbean
Area: 507.5 sq. km   Altitude: 43 m   Shoreline: 257.1 km (scale 1:1000000)
ISLAND TYPE: raised limestone

Andros, North (North Andros)    [106] - including Williams
Group: Archipelago: Bahamas (The)
Country: Bahamas: Atlantic
Lat: 24.69º NLong: 78.02º W Region: Greater Caribbean
Area: 3439.4 sq. km   Altitude: 21 m   Shoreline: 729.5 km (scale 1:1000000)
ISLAND TYPE: limestone

Andros, South (South Andros)  - including Water Cays    [104]
   Group: Archipelago: Bahamas (The)
   Country: Bahamas   Region: Greater Caribbean
Lat: 24.00º N   Long : 77.67º W
Area: 1447.8 sq. km   Altitude: 7 m
Shoreline: 305.0 km (scale 1:1000000)   Coastal Index: 0.2107
Depth to nearest land: >200 m
Nearest island: 35 km   group: 170 km
Nearest continent: North America    Distance: 275 km    Isolation Index: 36
ISLAND TYPE: limestone      Natural Protection Indicator: 0
CLIMATE:   subtropical 
CATASTROPHIC THREATS: cyclones
   Threat Indicator: 1
ECOSYSTEMS:           
SPECIES NUMBERS: Total Endemic Threatened (EVRI)
Plants  0 0 0
Butterflies 0 0 0
Land snails 0 0 0
Rept/Amphib 18 0 4
Land birds 0 0 0
Mammals 0 0 0

HUMAN OCCUPATION: Inhabited, (jointly with North Andros)
  Population: 3000 (1980)   Density: 2.1 persons/sq. km
  Growth Rate: 2.0%/yr   Increasing
  Major Human Activities: tourism
  Percent population in agr/mining/fishing: 6%   Human Threat Indicator: 0
  Gross Domestic Product: $ 5756 per capita    Economic Pressure Indicator: 3
PROTECTED AREAS:    Protected Area Coverage Indicators - Terrestrial: 0  Marine: 0
  Number: 2   Area: Terrestrial: 0.0 sq. km    Marine: 0 sq. km
DATA RELIABILITY:    Data Rel. Indicator: 1
HUMAN IMPACT INDEX     HI: 3
CONSERVATION IMPORTANCE INDEX   CI-Terrestrial: 1   Low
CI-Marine: 1   Low
Last updated: 21/10/90

Cat     [98]
Group: Archipelago: Bahamas (The)
Country: Bahamas: Atlantic
Lat: 24.40º NLong: 75.50º W Region: Greater Caribbean
Area: 386.5 sq. km   Altitude: 122 m   Shoreline: 216.4 km (scale 1:1000000)
ISLAND TYPE:

Crooked     [96]
Group: Archipelago: Bahamas (The)
Country: Bahamas: Atlantic
Lat: 22.75º NLong: 74.20º W Region: Greater Caribbean
Area: 282.1 sq. km   Altitude: 47 m   Shoreline: 119.7 km (scale 1:1000000)
ISLAND TYPE: raised limestone

Eleuthera     [99]
   Group: Archipelago: Bahamas (The)
   Country: Bahamas   Region: Greater Caribbean
Lat: 25.00º N   Long : 76.50º W
Area: 457.4 sq. km   Altitude: 18 m
Shoreline: 412.1 km (scale 1:1000000)   Coastal Index: 0.9010
Depth to nearest land: >201 m
Nearest island: 35 km   group: 330 km
Nearest continent: North America    Distance: 330 km    Isolation Index: 42
ISLAND TYPE:      Natural Protection Indicator: 0
CLIMATE:   subtropical 
ECOSYSTEMS:           
SPECIES NUMBERS: Total Endemic Threatened (EVRI)
Plants  0 0 0
Butterflies 0 0 0
Land snails 0 0 0
Rept/Amphib 15 0 3
Land birds 0 0 0
Mammals 0 0 0

HUMAN OCCUPATION: Inhabited
  Population: 8326 (1980)   Density: 18.2 persons/sq. km
  Growth Rate: 2.0%/yr   Increasing
  Major Human Activities: tourism
  Accessibility: airport
  Percent population in agr/mining/fishing: 6%   Human Threat Indicator: 0
  Gross Domestic Product: $ 5756 per capita    Economic Pressure Indicator: 3
PROTECTED AREAS:    Protected Area Coverage Indicators - Terrestrial: 0  Marine: 0
  Number: 1   Area: Terrestrial: 0.0 sq. km    Marine: 0 sq. km
HUMAN IMPACT INDEX     HI: 4
Last updated: 21/10/90

Grand Bahama     [102]
   Group: Archipelago: Bahamas (The)
   Country: Bahamas   Region: Greater Caribbean
Lat: 26.65º N   Long : 78.40º W
Area: 1095.7 sq. km   Altitude: 5 m
Shoreline: 336.1 km (scale 1:1724000)   Coastal Index: 0.3067
Depth to nearest land: >201 m
Nearest island: 10 km   group: 100 km
Nearest continent: North America    Distance: 100 km    Isolation Index: 23
ISLAND TYPE:      Natural Protection Indicator: 0
CLIMATE:   subtropical 
ECOSYSTEMS:           
SPECIES NUMBERS: Total Endemic Threatened (EVRI)
Plants  0 0 0
Butterflies 0 0 0
Land snails 0 0 0
Rept/Amphib 10 0 3
Land birds 0 0 0
Mammals 0 0 0

HUMAN OCCUPATION: Inhabited
  Population: 33102 (1980)   Density: 30.2 persons/sq. km
  Growth Rate: 2.0%/yr   Increasing
  Major Human Activities: tourism
  Accessibility: airport
  Percent population in agr/mining/fishing: 6%   Human Threat Indicator: 0
  Gross Domestic Product: $ 5756 per capita    Economic Pressure Indicator: 3
PROTECTED AREAS:    Protected Area Coverage Indicators - Terrestrial: 0  Marine: 0
  Number: 2   Area: Terrestrial: 0.0 sq. km    Marine: 0 sq. km
HUMAN IMPACT INDEX     HI: 4
Last updated: 21/10/90

Great Abaco     [103]
   Group: Archipelago: Bahamas (The)
   Country: Bahamas   Region: Greater Caribbean
Lat: 26.45º N   Long : 77.30º W
Area: 1145.9 sq. km   Altitude: 41 m
Shoreline: 559.4 km (scale 1:1000000)   Coastal Index: 0.4882
Depth to nearest land: >201 m
Nearest island: 10 km   group: 250 km
Nearest continent: North America    Distance: 250 km    Isolation Index: 35
ISLAND TYPE:      Natural Protection Indicator: 0
CLIMATE:   subtropical 
ECOSYSTEMS:           
SPECIES NUMBERS: Total Endemic Threatened (EVRI)
Plants  0 0 0
Butterflies 0 0 0
Land snails 0 0 0
Rept/Amphib 10 0 3
Land birds 0 0 0
Mammals 0 0 0

HUMAN OCCUPATION: Inhabited
  Population: 7324 (1980)   Density: 6.4 persons/sq. km
  Growth Rate: 2.0%/yr   Increasing
  Major Human Activities: tourism
  Percent population in agr/mining/fishing: 6%   Human Threat Indicator: 0
  Gross Domestic Product: $ 5756 per capita    Economic Pressure Indicator: 3
PROTECTED AREAS:    Protected Area Coverage Indicators - Terrestrial: 0  Marine: 0
  Number: 1   Area: Terrestrial: 0.0 sq. km    Marine: 0 sq. km
HUMAN IMPACT INDEX     HI: 3
Last updated: 21/10/90

Great Exuma     [94] - including cays
Group: Archipelago: Bahamas (The)
Country: Bahamas: Atlantic
Lat: 23.50º NLong: 75.78º W Region: Greater Caribbean
Area: 204.4 sq. km   Altitude: ? m Shoreline: 142.4 km (scale 1:1000000)
ISLAND TYPE:

Great Inagua     [105]
Group: Archipelago: Bahamas (The)
Country: Bahamas: Atlantic
Lat: 21.06º NLong: 73.37º W Region: Greater Caribbean
Area: 1615.3 sq. km   Altitude: 40 m   Shoreline: 226.9 km (scale 1:1000000)
ISLAND TYPE:

Little Abaco     [1114]
Group: Archipelago: Bahamas (The)
Country: Bahamas: Atlantic
Lat: 26.87º NLong: 77.70º W Region: Greater Caribbean
Area: 78.2 sq. km   Altitude: ? m Shoreline: 94.2 km (scale 1:1000000)
ISLAND TYPE:

Little Inagua     [92]
Group: Archipelago: Bahamas (The)
Country: Bahamas: Atlantic
Lat: 21.50º NLong: 73.00º W Region: Greater Caribbean
Area: 126.0 sq. km   Altitude: ? m Shoreline: 48.8 km (scale 1:1000000)
ISLAND TYPE:

Long   - including Channel Cays, Flat Cay    [101]
   Group: Archipelago: Bahamas (The)
   Country: Bahamas   Region: Greater Caribbean
Lat: 23.13º N   Long : 75.08º W
Area: 538.4 sq. km   Altitude: 54 m
Shoreline: 291.8 km (scale 1:1000000)   Coastal Index: 0.5420
Depth to nearest land: >101 m
Nearest island: 25 km   group: 200 km
Nearest continent: North America    Distance: 520 km    Isolation Index: 42
ISLAND TYPE:      Natural Protection Indicator: 0
CLIMATE:   subtropical 
ECOSYSTEMS:           
SPECIES NUMBERS: Total Endemic Threatened (EVRI)
Plants  0 0 0
Butterflies 0 0 0
Land snails 0 0 0
Rept/Amphib 12 0 2
Land birds 0 0 0
Mammals 0 0 0

HUMAN OCCUPATION: Inhabited
  Population: 3358 (1980)   Density: 6.2 persons/sq. km
  Growth Rate: 2.0%/yr   Increasing
  Major Human Activities: tourism
  Percent population in agr/mining/fishing: 6%   Human Threat Indicator: 0
  Gross Domestic Product: $ 5756 per capita    Economic Pressure Indicator: 3
PROTECTED AREAS:    Protected Area Coverage Indicators - Terrestrial: 0  Marine: 0
  Number: 2   Area: Terrestrial: 0.0 sq. km    Marine: 0 sq. km
HUMAN IMPACT INDEX     HI: 3
Last updated: 21/10/90

Mayaguana     [97]
Group: Archipelago: Bahamas (The)
Country: Bahamas: Atlantic
Lat: 22.38º NLong: 72.90º W Region: Greater Caribbean
Area: 293.0 sq. km   Altitude: 34 m   Shoreline: 127.0 km (scale 1:1000000)
ISLAND TYPE:

New Providence     [95]
   Group: Archipelago: Bahamas (The)
   Country: Bahamas   Region: Greater Caribbean
Lat: 25.05º N   Long : 77.45º W
Area: 227.8 sq. km   Altitude: ? m
Shoreline: 81.5 km (scale 1:1000000)   Coastal Index: 0.3578
Depth to nearest land: >201 m
Nearest island: 30 km   group: 280 km
Nearest continent: North America    Distance: 280 km    Isolation Index: 39
ISLAND TYPE:      Natural Protection Indicator: 0
CLIMATE:   subtropical 
ECOSYSTEMS:           
SPECIES NUMBERS: Total Endemic Threatened (EVRI)
Plants  0 0 0
Butterflies 0 0 0
Land snails 0 0 0
Rept/Amphib 13 0 0
Land birds 0 0 0
Mammals 0 0 0

HUMAN OCCUPATION: Inhabited, capital Nassau
  Population: 135437 (1980)   Density: 594.5 persons/sq. km
  Growth Rate: 2.0%/yr   Increasing
  Major Human Activities: tourism
  Accessibility: port, airport
  Percent population in agr/mining/fishing: 6%   Human Threat Indicator: 0
  Gross Domestic Product: $ 5756 per capita    Economic Pressure Indicator: 3
PROTECTED AREAS:    Protected Area Coverage Indicators - Terrestrial: 0  Marine: 0
  Number: 6   Area: Terrestrial: 0.0 sq. km    Marine: 0 sq. km
HUMAN IMPACT INDEX     HI: 27
Last updated: 21/10/90

Rum Cay     [1115]
Group: Archipelago: Bahamas (The)
Country: Bahamas: Atlantic
Lat: 23.60º NLong: 74.87º W Region: Greater Caribbean
Area: 84.9 sq. km   Altitude: 36 m   Shoreline: 45.9 km (scale 1:1000000)
ISLAND TYPE:

San Salvador (Watling)    [93]
Group: Archipelago: Bahamas (The)
Country: Bahamas: Atlantic
Lat: 24.05º NLong: 74.50º W Region: Greater Caribbean
Area: 162.3 sq. km   Altitude: 45 m   Shoreline: 79.4 km (scale 1:1000000)
ISLAND TYPE:

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