Coopers Town

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Coopers Town
Coopers Town is located in Bahamas
Coopers Town
Coopers Town
Coordinates: 26°52′07″N 77°30′29″W / 26.86861°N 77.50806°W / 26.86861; -77.50806Coordinates: 26°52′07″N 77°30′29″W / 26.86861°N 77.50806°W / 26.86861; -77.50806
Country  Bahamas
Island Abaco
District North Abaco
Elevation 0 m (0 ft)
Population (2010)
 • Total 676
Time zone Eastern Time Zone (UTC-5)
Area code(s) 242

Coopers Town is a village in Abaco, the second largest island of the Bahamas. It has a population of 676.(2010 census)[1]

The town is the northernmost of the island's main centres of population. It was settled in the 1870s by the Albert Bootle family from Grand Bahama. Early industry included pineapple and sea-sponge harvesting, but both industries have dwindled over the last century. A major impediment to the success of these industries was the lack of a natural harbour at Coopers Town.

Prominent residents of Coopers Town have included the previous Bahamian Prime Minister Hubert Ingraham.

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