Spanish Wells

district of the Bahamas

Spanish Wells is one of the districts of the Bahamas. It is a small town on the island of St. George's Cay [1] It is 610 m (2,000 ft) wide by 2,860 m (9,380 ft) long. About 1,500 people live here. Spanish Wells has a bridge to neighboring Russell Island. Spanish Wells is so small that many people get around the island using golf carts instead of full-sized cars.

District of Spanish Weslls
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Coordinates: 25°4′N 77°20′W / 25.067°N 77.333°W / 25.067; -77.333Coordinates: 25°4′N 77°20′W / 25.067°N 77.333°W / 25.067; -77.333
Country Bahamas
IslandSt. George's Cay
Established1996
Government
 • TypeDistrict Council
 • Chief CouncillorAbner Pinder
 • Deputy Chief CouncillorLinda Smith
Population
 (2008)
 • Total1,500
Time zoneUTC−5 (EST)
 • Summer (DST)UTC−4 (EDT)
Area code(s)242

The area had a lot of property damage during a direct hit from Hurricane Andrew in 1992 and Floyd in 1999.

ReferencesEdit

  1. "Spanish Wells Bahamas Dot Com". www.spanishwellsbahamas.com. Archived from the original on 2012-04-28. Retrieved 2012-05-17.