Abaco Islands

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Coordinates: 26°28′N 77°05′W / 26.467°N 77.083°W / 26.467; -77.083

Districts of Abacos Islands
The five administrative districts of the Abacos
LocationAtlantic Ocean
Area1,681 km2 (649 sq mi)
The Bahamas Bahamas
Largest settlementMarsh Harbour (pop. 5,728)
Population16,692 (2000)
Pop. density9.9/km2 (25.6/sq mi)
Ethnic groupsBlacks, Whites, Mixed

The Abaco Islands are in the northern Bahamas. The islands are Great Abaco and Little Abaco, together with the smaller Wood Cay, Elbow Cay, Lubbers Quarters Cay, Green Turtle Cay, Great Guana Cay, Castaway Cay, Man-o-War Cay, Stranger's Cay, Umbrella Cay, Walker's Cay, Little Grand Cay, and Moore's Island. The Abaco Islands make up five of the 31 Districts of the Bahamas: North Abaco, Central Abaco, South Abaco, Moore's Island, and Hope Town. Towns in the islands include Marsh Harbour, Hope Town, Treasure Cay, Coopers Town, and Cornishtown.

The islands are a noted base for sailing activities in the Bahamas, as well as resort tourism. The Abacos Islands in the Bahamas have four national parks: Pelican Cays Land & Sea Park, Abaco Wild Horse Preserve, Man-O-War Cay, and Great Guana Cay.

Marsh Harbour Airport and Treasure Cay Airport serve the islands.