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Ragged Island, Bahamas


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Island info for Ragged Island, Bahama Out-Island

Bahamas out-island beaches, Ragged IslandRagged Island is part of A long chain of islands stretching from the southern tip of Long Island, Bahamas, extending almost to Cuba.

The Native population on this island is less than 80 people, most of which reside in Duncantown, the only village on the island.

The total size of Ragged Island 9.5 square miles,and the highest point of elevation being 116ft. Latitude position is 22.19 degrees north and 75.73 degrees west. Population is 80 residents.

The 1930s saw a prosperous salt industry on the island, trading between Cuba and Haiti. In the 1950s the island fell victim to Hurricane Donna, which caused extensive damage. Some of the residents then fled the island to Nassau,in hopes of a brighter future. To this day, damage done by Hurricane Donna is still visible at points around the island, because not all damage has been repaired. The 1960s further depleted the island when a halt to the salt industry came once Fidel Castro came into power.

Today the island is a quiet serene place, not visited often by tourists. The surrounding Ocean is a provides a haven of fishing which in turn, makes the island a haven for the avid fisherman.

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