Andros, Bahamas

archipelago of the Bahamas

Andros Island is an archipelago in the Bahamas. It is the largest of the 26 inhabited Bahamian Islands. The land area of Andros has hundreds of small islets and cays connected by mangrove estuaries and tidal swamp lands. There are three major islands—North Andros, Mangrove Cay, and South Andros. It is 104 miles (167 km) long by at its widest 40 miles (64 km) wide.

Andros
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Beach on South Andros Island
Andros, Bahamas is located in Bahamas
Andros, Bahamas
Location in the Bahamas
Geography
LocationAtlantic Ocean
Coordinates24°26′N 77°57′W / 24.433°N 77.950°W / 24.433; -77.950
ArchipelagoThe Bahamas
Major islandsNorth Andros, Mangrove Cay, South Andros
Area5,957 km2 (2,300 sq mi)
Length167 km (103.8 mi)
Width64 km (39.8 mi)
Administration
The Bahamas Bahamas
Largest settlementAndros Town (pop. 2,318)
Demographics
Population7,800
Pop. density1.31/km2 (3.39/sq mi)
Ethnic groupsBlacks 85%, Whites 12%, Asian and Hispanic 3%

The Andros Barrier Reef[1] is the world's third longest after Australia's Great Barrier Reef and the Central American Belize Barrier Reef. The island is home to the world's largest collection of Blue Holes.[2]

Andros is known in the Bahamas by two nicknames, "The Sleeping Giant" and "The Big Yard."

ReferencesEdit

  1. "Andros Barrier Reef". Andros Conservancy and Trust (ANCAT).[permanent dead link]
  2. "National Geographic/ Aug 2010, Blue Holes".

Other websitesEdit

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