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Long Island, Bahamas
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Long Island, Bahamas

Long Island, Bahamas is a sixty mile long island that is split by the Tropic of Cancer. The island is only about four miles wide, but a road spans most of the length. Long Island is about 150 miles southeast of Nassau.

Long Island was probably visited by Christopher Columbus. Later it was populated with Loyalists fleeing the American Revolution.

One of the main settlements is Clarence Town.

Part of the economy is based on tourism, but subsistence farming dominates the economy. The inhabitants grow peas, corn, bananas, and pineapple, and they raise small livestock such as pigs, chickens, goats, and sheep. Some cattle are raised for export. Tourists enjoy sailing, fishing, scuba diving, and relaxing on fine beaches.