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Freeport is a city and free trade zone on the island of Grand Bahama, located approximately 100 mi (160 km) east-northeast of Fort Lauderdale, South Florida and gives its name to a district of the Bahamas. Map of the Bahamas. ... Free trade zones, also called free trade areas or export processing zones, designate either parts of a country or groups of countries that have agreed to eliminate tariffs, quotas and preferences on most goods between them. ... Grand Bahama is one of the northernmost of the islands of the Bahamas, lying just 55 mi (90 km) off the coast of Florida, USA. The island was claimed by Spain shortly after their discovery by Christopher Columbus in 1492, and its name in Spanish: Gran Bajamar - Great Shallows was... Fort Lauderdale, known as the Venice of America, is a city located in Broward County, Florida, United States. ... The Districts of the Bahamas provide a system of local government everywhere in the Bahamas except New Providence, whose affairs are handled directly by the central government. ...


In 1955, Wallace Groves, a Virginian financier with lumber interests on the island, was granted 50,000 acres (200 km²) of swamp and scrubland by the Bahamian government. On this was built the city of Freeport, which has grown to be the second most populated city in The Bahamas (over 50,000 in 2004) after the capital, Nassau. 1955 is a common year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar. ... State nickname: Old Dominion Other U.S. States Capital Richmond Largest city Virginia Beach Governor Mark R. Warner (D) Official languages English Area 110,862 km² (35th)  - Land 102,642 km²  - Water 8,220 km² (7. ... A freshwater swamp This article is about the wetland type (a landform). ... For other uses, see Nassau (disambiguation). ...


The Grand Bahama Port Authority (GBPA) operates the free trade zone, under the Hawksbill Creek Agreement signed in August of 1955 whereby the Bahamian Government agreed that businesses in the Freeport area will pay no taxes before 2054. The area of the land grants has been increased to 138,000 acres (558 km²). (Redirected from 2054) (20th century - 21st century - 22nd century - other centuries) Definition In calendars based on the Christian Era or Common Era, such as the Gregorian calendar, the 21st century is the current century, as of this writing, lasting from 2000-2099. ...


Freeport Harbour is accessible by even the largest vessels, and has a cruise terminal, a container port, and a ship maintenance facility. Grand Bahama International Airport (IATA airport code: FPO, ICAO airport code: MYGF) handles nearly 50,000 flights each year. MV Pride of Aloha docked in Port of Nāwiliwili, Kaua‘i in the Hawaiian Islands A cruise ship, or less commonly cruise liner or luxury liner, is a passenger ship used for pleasure voyages, where the voyage itself and the amenities of the ship are considered an essential part... Containerization is a system of intermodal cargo transport using standard ISO containers that can be loaded on container ships, railroad cars, and trucks. ... Grand Bahama International Airport (IATA: FPO, ICAO: MYGF) is a public airport located in Freeport on the island of Grand Bahama in the Bahamas. ... An IATA airport code, known by the IATA as an IATA location identifier or, simply, a location identifier [1], is a three-letter alphabetic code designating many airports around the world. ... The ICAO airport code is a four-letter alphanumeric code designating each airport around the world. ...


Tourism complements trade as a revenue earner in Freeport, with over a million visitors each year. Much of the tourist industry is displaced to the seaside suburb of Lucaya, owing its name (but little else) to the pre-Columbian Lucayan inhabitants of the island. The city is often promoted as 'Freeport / Lucaya'. A tourist boat travels the River Seine in Paris, France Beaches make popular tourist resorts Tourism can be defined as the act of travel for the purpose of recreation, and the provision of services for this act. ... The Lucayan were those Arawak which inhabited the Bahamas at the time of Christopher Columbus landing. ...


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Freeport, Bahamas - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (262 words)
Freeport is a city and free trade zone on the island of Grand Bahama, located approximately 100 mi (160 km) east-northeast of Fort Lauderdale, South Florida and gives its name to a district of the Bahamas.
On this was built the city of Freeport, which has grown to be the second most populated city in The Bahamas (over 50,000 in 2004) after the capital, Nassau.
Freeport Harbour is accessible by even the largest vessels, and has a cruise terminal, a container port, and a ship maintenance facility.
Bahamas - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (1037 words)
An archipelago of 700 islands and cays (which are small islands), the Bahamas is located in the Atlantic Ocean, east of Florida in the United States, north of Cuba and the Caribbean, and west of the British dependency of the Turks and Caicos Islands.
She is represented in the Bahamas by a Governor-General, appointed on the recommendation of the elected government.
The climate of the Bahamas is subtropical to tropical, and is moderated significantly by the waters of the Gulf Stream, particularly in winter.
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