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Long Island, Bahamas

island in the Bahamas

Long Island is an island in the Bahamas. Its capital is Clarence Town. Long Island is one of the Districts of the Bahamas. It is known as the most scenic island in the Bahamas. The population is about 3,000 people.

District of Long Island
Long Island in Bahamas (zoom).svg
Coordinates: 23°10′35″N 75°05′46″W / 23.176499°N 75.096212°W / 23.176499; -75.096212
Country Bahamas
IslandLong Island
Established1996
Government
 • TypeDistrict Council
 • Chief CouncillorIan Knowles
 • Deputy Chief CouncillorDwayne Fox
Area
 • Total596 km2 (230 sq mi)
Population
 (2010)
 • Total3,094
 • Density5.2/km2 (13/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC−5 (EST)
 • Summer (DST)UTC−4 (EDT)
Area code(s)242

Long Island is about 130 kilometers long and 6 km wide at its widest point. Long Island is about 265 km southeast of the Bahamian capital of Nassau.