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Bimini, Bahamas
Third-Scheduled District
Coat of arms of Bimini, Bahamas
Coat of arms
Nickname(s): Fishing Capital of the Bahamas
The Bahamas with Bimini highlighted on the west side
The Bahamas with Bimini highlighted on the west side
Country Bahamas
Area
 • Total 23 km2 (9 sq mi)
Population (2010)
 • Total 1,988
 • Density 86.4/km2 (224/sq mi)
Demonym(s) Biminite
Parliamentary representation 1 House seat, shared with West End as a single parliamentary constituency
Local government 1 council; 0 townships

Bimini is the westernmost district of the Bahamas. Bimini is the closest point in the Bahamas to the mainland United States. It is about 137 miles (209 km) west-northwest of Nassau. There are about 1600 people on the chain of islands. The capital is Alice Town. South Bimini Airport is on South Bimini island. The ocean around the islands is said to be one of the world's top big-game fishing spots.

Bimini is home to several unique and threatened species. The Bimini Boa is the largest of the reptiles on Bimini. The Bimini Ameiva is a very common, fast moving lizard on the island. The Smalltooth sawfish is one of the rarest fish in the world.

Ernest Hemingway lived on Bimini from 1935 to 1937.


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