Great Abaco

/ab"euh koh'/.
See under Abaco.

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      island, The Bahamas, located about 55 miles (86 km) north of the capital city, Nassau, on New Providence island. It is separated from Little Abaco to the northwest by a narrow, shallow channel. Great Abaco occupies an area of 372 square miles (963 square km). It is shaped like a right angle, with one side of the angle pointing northwest and the other southwest. Its major city, Marsh Harbour, is situated at the vertex of the angle. Numerous islets and cays lie along the western and northeastern coasts of Great Abaco, including Elbow Cay, Green Turtle Cay, and Treasure Cay. The island's traditional economy was based on fishing and boatbuilding, but now tourism and citrus farming are the major industries.

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