Map - North Eleuthera (North Eleuthera District)

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North Eleuthera (North Eleuthera District)

North Eleuthera is one of the districts of the Bahamas, on the island of Eleuthera. It has a population (2010 census) of 3,247.

The Bluff, Lower Bogue, Current and Upper Bogue are the main settlements.

Sweetings Pond in North Central Eleuthera is recognized as a site of special ecological value, containing, it is estimated, a concentration of Ophiothrix oerstedi brittle stars at up to 434 individuals per square metre, because of the lack of marine predators. Sweetings Pond is a 260 acre saltwater lake adjacent to the ocean but with no direct surface connection. It is generally assumed that "blue holes" below the surface link the lake to the Atlantic Ocean. More details on the phenomenon are set forth in a paper published in 1998 by David J. Hughes of the Dunstaffnage Marine Laboratory for the Scottish Association of Marine Sciences.

Sweetings Pond is also noted for the high density population of octopus vulgaris in the saltwater lake.

North Eleuthera has unusual coastal features.

 

Map - North Eleuthera (North Eleuthera District)

Latitude / Longitude : 25° 27' 46" N / 76° 40' 32" 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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ISO Currency Symbol Significant figures
BSD Bahamian dollar $ 2
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