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The island of Eleuthera

The island of Eleuthera is centrally located in The Bahama archipelago. The main island lies 80 km (50 miles) east of Nassau. It is a long and thin island; 180 km (110 miles) long and little more than 1.6 km (1.0 mile) wide at its narrowest. The island has an estimated area of 457.4 square-kilometers, and presents 336 km (210 miles) of coastline. Its eastern side faces the Atlantic Ocean, and its western side faces the Great Bahama Bank. The topography of the island varies from wide rolling pink sand beaches to large outcrops of ancient coral reefs, and its population is approximately 11,000 people. The primary plant community of the island of Eleuthera is coppice – broadleaf evergreen forests/shrublands which is found throughout The Bahamas.

Flora of The Bahamas/Lucayan Archipelago

The current flora of The Lucayan Archipelago (The Bahamas and the Turks and Caicos) comprises approximately 1400 vascular plant species, 89 of those are endemic species. Compared to the flora on many islands, the flora of the archipelago is relatively young because of its low elevation and cyclical inundation during interglacial periods. Many of The Bahamas’ plant species are shared with the Greater Antilles (especially Cuba) and Florida. Primary plant communities are; pine forests, broadleaf evergreen forests/shrublands/dwarf shrublands, dunes, rocky shores, freshwater wetlands and mangroves.

Host Island and Country
Discover Eleuthera, The Bahamas

The beautiful, remote island of Eleuthera is centrally located in The Bahama archipelago. It is a long and thin island, its eastern side facing the Atlantic Ocean, and its western side facing the Great Bahama Bank.

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