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Ragged Island , Bahamas

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Landscape: Ragged Island is the main island in the Jumentos cays adn the Ragged Island Chain which stretches over 110 miles in a croissant-shaped chain of islands.



Population: approximate 72 persons

Capital: Duncan town (Named after Mr. Duncan taylor who with his brother, Major, develped the salt ponds for teh salt industry in the 19th century.

Language: English

Geography: Five square miles, one 1/2 miles wide and 60 miles from Cuba.

Time Zone: Eastern Standard Time

Currency: The legal tender is the Bahamian dollar (B$1), which is equivalent in value to the US dollar. Both US and Bahamian dollars are accepted interchangeably throughout the islands. Travelers Checks and Credit Cards (credit cards not accepted at gas stations) are also accepted. There are ATM's available at the banks in San Salvador.

Economy: There is not much action going on in Ragged Island.

Nationality: Bahamian


Entry Requirements: Passports required.

Driving: Bahamian's drive on the left side of the road (remember: right is left). There is one main road that runs all the way around the island.

Electricity: 120/240 volts, suitable for all US appliances.

Medical: There is a medical clinic on the island and helicopter ambulance services. No tropical diseases exist on the island. There is a little poison oak on the Bahamian islands.

Getting to Ragged Island
Airports: Duncan Town Airport has a small airstrip and harbours for small and larger boats.

Mailboats: arrives in Duncan Town from Nassau.

Drinking Water: Most homes have sisterns which collect rain water in a tank underground or above ground when it rains. Most sisterns are made of cement or plastic. It's always good to conserve the use of water when staying in the Bahamas as it can run out if it does not rain for awhile.

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