Grand Bahama Island

▪ island and district, The Bahamas
 island, The Bahamas (Bahamas, The), lying just west of Great Abaco Island in the Atlantic Ocean and 60 miles (100 km) east of West Palm Beach, Fla., U.S. The island's economy is based on tourism (which experienced a dramatic boom in the 1960s), forest products (especially pine), and fishing. Important resort centres are Freeport, West End, Eight Mile Rock, and Pinders Point. Freeport is a busy industrial and trade centre with cement plants and an oil refinery. Grand Bahama has one of the largest single-installation bunkering terminals in the Western Hemisphere and a large container transshipment port, making Freeport a major hub for shipping lines. Area 530 square miles (1,373 square km). Pop. (2000) 46,994.

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  • Grand Bahama Football League — The Grand Bahama Football League is the highest form of football (soccer) on the Bahamian island of Grand Bahama. The league is divided into two divisions, the men s league and the woman s league. The men s league with 7 teams and the woman s… …   Wikipedia

  • Grand Bahama — an island in the NW Bahamas. 25,859; 430 sq. mi. (1115 sq. km). * * * ▪ island and district, The Bahamas  island, The Bahamas, lying just west of Great Abaco Island in the Atlantic Ocean and 60 miles (100 km) east of West Palm Beach, Florida, U.S …   Universalium

  • Grand Bahama — Grand′ Baha′ma n. geg an island in the NW Bahamas. 33,102; 430 sq. mi. (1115 sq. km) …   From formal English to slang

  • Grand Bahama — /grænd bəˈhamə/ (say grand buh hahmuh) noun an Atlantic island, in the western Bahamas. 1104 km2 …   Australian English dictionary

  • Grand Bahama — geographical name island Bahamas area 530 square miles (1373 square kilometers) …   New Collegiate Dictionary

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