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The Bahamas

Official English Name: Commonwealth of the Bahamas

Common English Name: The Bahamas

Capital: Nassau

REGION
North Atlantic Ocean
NEIGHBORING COUNTRIES
None (Island)
NEIGHBORING BODIES OF WATER
Atlantic Ocean (Surrounding)
TOTAL AREA
13,880 km2 (72.1% land, 27.9% water)
TOTAL LAND BOUNDARIES
0 km (Island)
TOTAL COASTLINE
3,542 km
CLIMATE
Tropical marine
TERRAIN
Long, flat coral formations
Some low rounded hills
HIGHEST POINT
Mount Alvernia (63 m)
LOWEST POINT
Sea Level
NATURAL RESOURCES
Salt
Aragonite
Timber
Arable land
NATURAL DISASTERS
Cyclones
Droughts
Forest fires
Volcanic activity
DEMONYM
Bahamian
LARGEST ETHNIC GROUPS
Black (90.6%)
White (4.2%)
Black and White (2.1%)
OFFICIAL LANGUAGE(S)
English
OTHER MAJOR LANGUAGE(S)
Hatian Creole
LARGEST RELIGIOUS GROUPS
Protestant (69.9%)
Other Christian (13.0%)
Roman Catholic (12.0%)
Atheist (1.9%)
Jehovah’s Witness (1.1%)
POPULATION
327,316
LARGEST CITY
Nassau (267,000)
GOVERNMENT TYPE
Constitutional parliamentary democracy
HEAD OF STATE
Queen Elizabeth II (United Kingdom)
HEAD OF GOVERNMENT
Prime Minister Perry Christie
ADMINISTRATIVE DIVISIONS
31 Districts
INDEPENDENCE GAINED
10 July 1973 (from the United Kingdom)
NATIONAL SYMBOL
Blue Marlin
NATIONAL ANTHEM
March On, Bahamaland!
GDP PER CAPITA
$25,200 (USD)
CURRENCY
$ (Bahamian Dollar)
EXCHANGE RATE
$1 (USD) = $1.00 (BSD)
INTERNET COUNTRY CODE
.bs
TELEPHONE COUNTRY CODE
+1 (242)

Bahamian culture today is very reminiscent to those of the indigenous inhabitants combined with those of the European and African migrants.

https://www.cia.gov/library/publications/the-world-factbook/geos/bf.html (Majority of information)

http://www.soencouragement.org/forms/CENSUS2010084903300.pdf (Population data – Bahamas 2010 Census)

Wolfram|Alpha (Currency exchange data)

Information accurate to best of ability as of 26 October 2016