Inagua Bahamas Island
Inagua is the southernmost district of the Bahamas comprising the
islands of Great Inagua and Little Inagua.
Great Inagua is the third largest island in The Bahamas at 596 sq
mi (1544 km²) and lies about 55 miles (90 km) from the eastern tip of Cuba. The island is about 55 x 19 miles (90 x
30 km) in extent, the highest point being 108 ft (33 m) on East Hill. It encloses several lakes, most notably the
12-mile (19 km) long Lake Windsor (also called Lake Rosa) which occupies nearly 1/4 of the interior. The population
of Great Inagua is 969 (2000 census).
The island's capital and only harbour is Matthew Town, named after George Matthew a 19th century Governor of the
Bahamas. This town houses the Morton Salt Company’s main facility,
producing one million tonnes of sea salt a year - the second largest solar saline operation in North America and
Inagua's main industry. Great Inagua Airport (IATA: IGA, ICAO: MYIG) is located nearby.
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