Crooked Island, Bahamas

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District of Crooked Island and Long Cay
Island and district
Crooked Island in Bahamas (zoom).svg
Coordinates: Coordinates: 22°45′N 74°13′W / 22.750°N 74.217°W / 22.750; -74.217
CountryBahamas
District1999
Government
 • TypeDistrict Council
 • Chief CouncillorDavid Daxon Sr.
Area
 • Total148 km2 (57 sq mi)
Population
 (2010)
 • Total330
 • Density2.2/km2 (5.8/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC−5 (EST)
 • Summer (DST)UTC−4 (EDT)
Area code(s)242
Topographic map of Acklins Island and Crooked Island.

Crooked Island is an island and district of The Bahamas. The main town in the group is Colonel Hill on Crooked Island. The population of Crooked Island was 350 at the 2000 census. The typical language known on the Crooked Islands is called Bahamian English, which is a mix of Queen's diction, African influence, and island dialect.

It is believed that first Post Office in the Bahamas was at Pitt’s Town on Crooked Island.