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Encyclopedia > Abaco Island
Map of Bahamas
Population: 14,100
Area (sq. km.): 1,681
Capital: Coopers Town

The Abaco islands lie in the northern Bahamas and comprise the main islands of Great Abaco and Little Abaco, together with the smaller Wood Cay, Green Turtle Cay, Great Guana Cay, Gorda Cay, Elbow Cay, Man-o-War Cay, Stranger's Cay, Umbrella Cay, Walker's Cay and Mores Island. Map of the Bahamas. ... Elbow Cay is a six-mile long cay in the Abaco Islands of the Bahamas. ...

As was also the case at Cat Island, the first European settlers were Loyalists fleeing the American Revolution, who arrived in 1783. Cat Island is one of the central Bahamas, and one of its districts, and boasts the nations highest point. ... World map showing location of Europe A satellite composite image of Europe Europe is geologically and geographically a peninsula, forming the westernmost part of Eurasia. ... This article concerns Loyalists in the American Revolution. ... Before the Revolution: The 13 colonies are in red, the pink area was claimed by Great Britain after the French and Indian War, and the orange region was claimed by Spain. ... 1783 was a common year starting on Wednesday (see link for calendar). ...

The islands are a noted base for sailing activities in the Bahamas as well as resort tourism. Wooden sailing boat Sailing is motion across a body of water in a sailing ship, or smaller boat, powered by wind. ... A tourist boat travels the River Seine in Paris, France Tourism can be defined as the act of travel for the purpose of recreation, and the provision of services for this act. ...

The combined population is about 13,000 and the principal settlement and capital is Marsh Harbour. The red and white striped lighthouse at Hope Town is a noted local landmark.

Alvin Toffler in The Third Wave tells that, before the 1970s, a group of American businessmen, arms traffickers, supporters of free enterprise, a black agent of the information services, and a MP of the British House of Lords planned the independence of Abaco. They would promise one acre (4,000 m²) to each of the natives leaving the left thousands of acres for realtors and their financial backers. Abaco would end as an utopia for businessmen fearing socialism. The locals did not support the plan, though. Alvin Toffler Alvin Toffler (born October 3, 1928) is an American writer and futurist, known for his works discussing the digital revolution, communications revolution, corporate revolution and technological singularity. ... Capitalism generally refers to in philosophy and politics, a social system based on the principle of individual rights, including property rights. ... MP may stand for: Member of Parliament military police magic points (in roleplaying games) Northern Mariana Islands (ISO 3166-1 alpha-2 country code and USPS state code) milepost multiprocessing in computers Minimalist Program (linguistics) Modus ponens Megapixel M.P is also a drummer of an alternative rock band School... This article is about the British House of Lords. ... An acre is a measure of land area in Imperial units or U.S. customary units. ... See Utopia (disambiguation) for other meanings of this word Utopia, in its most common and general meaning, refers to a hypothetical perfect society. ...

External Links

  • Photographs of the Abacos (http://www.lodgephoto.com/galleries/BF/abacos)

  Results from FactBites:
An Abaco Overview - Abaco, Bahamas -Abaco Vacation Res. Inc. -- (3002 words)
Abaco is a group of islands where time seems to have stood still, virtually untouched by modern man. There are no crowds, high rises, or casinos to be found here.
Abaco is comprised of one large island with a group of barrier cays, occupying the second largest landmass in the Bahamas.
Since Abaco is located in the northeast part of the Bahamas, the Gulf Stream bathes the western shores with clear, warm waters and the trade winds sweep in from the southeast.
Abaco Feature Site (3341 words)
The population of Abaco is roughly 14,000 permanent Bahamian residents.
The island is 5 1/2 miles long, and its greatest asset is the spectacular beach that runs almost the entire length of the island.
When one hears of the Abacos in the Bahamas, one is told of the many wonders of the climate, the beauty, the water, the serenity, the fishing, the water sports, the charming villages, the laid back life style, and the warm and friendly people.
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