North Andros

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District of North Andros

North Andros
North Andros in Bahamas (zoom).svg
Coordinates: 24°46′01″N 78°05′46″W / 24.76694°N 78.09611°W / 24.76694; -78.09611
Country  Bahamas
Island Andros
Established 1996
Government
 • Type District Council
 • Chief Councillor Brian O’Neal Cleare
 • Deputy Chief Councillor Granville Coleby
Population
(2010)
 • Total 3,898
Time zone UTC−5 (EST)
 • Summer (DST) UTC−4 (EDT)
Area code(s) 242

North Andros is one of the 31 districts of the Bahamas. It is also the largest district (in area) in the country. It has some of the largest settlements on Andros Island and many churches as well. The population (2010 Census) is 3,898.[1]

Churches

There are a number of church denominations represented within Andros. In North Andros, the Anglican Episcopal Church has a presence through St. Margaret's Parish. This parish consist of two churches: St. Margaret's, located in the settlement of Nicholl's Town; and St. Mary Magdalene, located in the settlement of Mastic Point. There are two denominations of Methodist Churches. (MCCA) Wesley Methodist church is located in Mastic Point, while Wesley Mt. Zion is at Nicholl's Town. (BCMC) Wesley Methodist is located at Mastic Point. There is also the Church of God of Prophecy. Branches may be found in Lowe Sound, Mastic Point, Staniard Creek and Conch Sound, the latter having the most membership. The Church of God of Prophecy in Conch Sound is home for the "Rushin" Bahamian Culture that is held on a yearly basis around New Year's time.

Settlements

Prevalent settlements in North Andros are:

  • Red Bays
  • Morgan's Bluff
  • Lowe Sound
  • Nicholls Town
  • Conch Sound
  • San Andros
  • Mastic Point
  • Stafford Creek
  • Blanket Sound
  • Staniard Creek
  • Love Hill

References

  1. ^ NORTH ANDROS POPULATION BY SETTLEMENT AND TOTAL NUMBER OF OCCUPIED DWELLINGS: 2010 CENSUS - Bahamas Department of Statistics

External

  • St Margaret's Anglican Episcopal Church in North Andros

Coordinates: 24°46′01″N 78°05′46″W / 24.76694°N 78.09611°W / 24.76694; -78.09611

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