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Visit Inagua Port of Call in the Bahamas
Above: Port of Inagua in the Bahamas.

Inagua, Bahamas

Great Inagua is the southernmost island in the Bahamas and is mostly low and flat. The Island lies about 55 miles (90 km) from the eastern tip of Cuba.

The Island's capital and only harbour is Matthew Town. This town houses the Morton Salt Company’s main facility, and the second largest solar saline operation in North America. [Bahamas Map]

Location: 320 miles southeast of Nassau
Size: Great Inagua, 596 square miles, Little Inagua, 49 square miles
Population: 969
Language: English
Currency: Bahamian dollar
Tourism info: Bahama Out Islands Promotion Board (954-475-8315).
Getting there from Nassau: Fly with Bahamasair or private air charter. The Bahamas Mailboat costs $90 one way to Inagua and takes 24 hours.

Bahamas Inagua Island


Lake Windsor occupies almost one-quarter of the interior. Inagua National Park is the 287-square-mile home of the world’s largest colony of West Indian flamingos. Almost extinct some years ago, they now number about 80,000. The flamingoes live in a protected 287 square mile reserve called the Inagua National Park. Salt is till the main industry on Inagua.

Nearby, the Morton Salt Company exports more than a million tons of crude salt per year. Despite Inagua’s large size, the only settlement is Matthew Town and the population is less than 1,000.

Little Inagua lies five miles to the north. It is inhabited only by herds of wild donkeys, goats and bird life.

Getting around

Nearby settlements include: Little Inagua

Inter-island Bahamas mailboats depart from Nassau and run weekly roundtrip to and from all islands.

Taxi service is available. Although metered rates vary by island, they are reasonable and are fixed by law. Bicycles are also available for rent at most popular tourist centers.

Rental cars are also available. You can use your home driver’s license for up to three months, but remember, when you take to the road, British rules apply, so keep to the left.

Pedestrians should remember to look right before crossing streets.

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CIA Factbook -- Bahamas, The
The CIA factbook says the Bahamas are a stable, developing nation with an economy heavily dependent on tourism and offshore banking.

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