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Location Atlantic Ocean
Archipelago The Bahamas
Area 5,957 km2 (2,300 sq mi)
Length 167 km (103.8 mi)
Width 64 km (39.8 mi)
The Bahamas Bahamas
Population 7,800
Pop. density 1.31 /km2 (3.39 /sq mi)

Andros Island is an archipelago in the Bahamas. It is the largest of the 26 inhabited Bahamian Islands. The land area of Andros has hundreds of small islets and cays connected by mangrove estuaries and tidal swamp lands. There are three major islands—North Andros, Mangrove Cay, and South Andros. It is 104 miles (167 km) long by at its widest 40 miles (64 km) wide.

The Andros Barrier Reef is the world's third longest after Australia's Great Barrier Reef and the Central American Belize Barrier Reef. The island is home to the world's largest collection of Blue Holes.

Andros is known in the Bahamas by two nicknames, "The Sleeping Giant" and "The Big Yard."

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