San Salvador Island

island and district of the Bahamas

San Salvador Island, also known as Watling Island, is an island in the Bahamas, that is said to have been found by Christopher Columbus during his first trip to the New World. It has a population of about 1,000 people, and it is a very good tourist spot.

San Salvador Island
Guanahani
Watling's Island
Island and District
Map of San Salvador Island
Map of San Salvador Island
San Salvador Island is located in Bahamas
San Salvador Island
San Salvador Island
Coordinates: 24°06′N 74°29′W / 24.100°N 74.483°W / 24.100; -74.483Coordinates: 24°06′N 74°29′W / 24.100°N 74.483°W / 24.100; -74.483
Country Bahamas
IslandSan Salvador
DistrictSan Salvador
Area
 • Total163 km2 (63 sq mi)
Population
 (2010)
 • Total930[1]
Time zoneUTC−5 (Eastern Time Zone)
Area code(s)242

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ReferencesEdit

  1. "Preliminary Population and Housing Count by Island and Supervisory District, All Bahamas: Census 2010" (PDF). Bahamas Department of Statistics.