Bimini

island group

Bimini is the westernmost district of the Bahamas. Bimini is the closest point in the Bahamas to the mainland United States. It is about 137 miles (209 km) west-northwest of Nassau. There are about 1600 people on the chain of islands.[1] The capital is Alice Town. South Bimini Airport is on South Bimini island. The ocean around the islands is said to be one of the world's top big-game fishing spots.[2]

Bimini, Bahamas
Coat of arms of Bimini, Bahamas
Coat of arms
Nickname(s): 
Fishing Capital of the Bahamas
The Bahamas with Bimini highlighted on the west side
The Bahamas with Bimini highlighted on the west side
Coordinates: 25°44′N 79°15′W / 25.733°N 79.250°W / 25.733; -79.250Coordinates: 25°44′N 79°15′W / 25.733°N 79.250°W / 25.733; -79.250
CountryBahamas
CapitalAlice Town
Area
 • Total23 km2 (9 sq mi)
Population
 (2010)
 • Total1,988
 • Density86/km2 (220/sq mi)
Demonym(s)Biminite
Parliamentary representation1 House seat, shared with West End as a single parliamentary constituency
Local government1 council; 0 townships

Bimini is home to several unique and threatened species. The Bimini Boa[3] is the largest of the reptiles on Bimini. The Bimini Ameiva is a very common, fast moving lizard on the island. The Smalltooth sawfish is one of the rarest fish in the world.[4]

Ernest Hemingway lived on Bimini from 1935 to 1937.

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