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Grand Cay (Grand Cay District)

Grand Cay is one of the districts of the Bahamas, in the Abaco islands.

Grand Cay is a small island or cay situated south of Walker's Cay in the Bahamas Islands. It is a settlement of Abaco, a major island of the Bahamas. After a hurricane's devastation of Walker's Cay, and other matters, Walker's Cay's workers were forced to go back to Grand Cay to seek employment. Previously, Grand Cay was seen as a base or home; but presently it is an island containing the main occupations and housing. It has a population of 383.(2010 census) Grand Cay is notable for being a tourists' haven, and a peaceful, fishing community.

Its number one attraction is "Rosie's Place". Patrons can still sample the combo of Cracked Conch, Lobster Tail and Grilled Grouper. Rosie still provides a small full service marina and air conditioned rooms in addition to his famous eatery. Today on many of the cays people make a living fishing and lobstering.

In terms of Education, Grand Cay hosts the Grand Cay All Age School, which is located under the Grand Bahama District. The school population varies from 100-115.

This was the island of choice of U.S. President Richard Nixon, a friend of Robert Abplanalp, an island resident.

Few gas docks, restaurants and other places to suit the tourist industry are found on the island.

It's about a mile in length.

 

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Latitude / Longitude : 27° 13' 45" N / 78° 19' 50" W | Time zone : UTC-5:0 / UTC-4 | Currency : BSD | Telephone : -241  

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Country - The Bahamas

The Bahamas, known officially as the Commonwealth of The Bahamas, is a country within the Lucayan Archipelago. The archipelagic state consists of more than 700 islands, cays, and islets in the Atlantic Ocean, and is located north of Cuba and Hispaniola (Haiti and the Dominican Republic), northwest of the Turks and Caicos Islands, southeast of the United States state of Florida, and east of the Florida Keys. The capital is Nassau on the island of New Providence. The designation of "the Bahamas" can refer either to the country or to the larger island chain that it shares with the Turks and Caicos Islands. The Royal Bahamas Defence Force describes the Bahamas territory as encompassing 180000 sqmi of ocean space.

The Bahamas is the site of Columbus's first landfall in the New World in 1492. At that time, the islands were inhabited by the Lucayan, a branch of the Arawakan-speaking Taino people. Although the Spanish never colonised The Bahamas, they shipped the native Lucayans to slavery in Hispaniola. The islands were mostly deserted from 1513 until 1648, when English colonists from Bermuda settled on the island of Eleuthera.
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