Hope Town

settlement on Elbow Cay in the Bahamas

Hope Town is one of the districts of the Bahamas. It is on the Abaco Islands and a small village on Elbow Cay. In Hope Town, neither cars nor golf carts are allowed in the main part of town. Only bicycles and walking are allowed.

District of Hope Town
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Country Bahamas
IslandAbaco
Established1996
Government
 • TypeDistrict Council
 • Chief CouncillorJeremy Sweeting
 • Deputy Chief CouncillorLana Russell
Population
 (2008)
 • Total500
Time zoneUTC−5 (EST)
 • Summer (DST)UTC−4 (EDT)
Area code(s)242

Hope Town has one of the last working kerosene-fueled lighthouses in the world. This lighthouse was built in 1862. It started working two years later.