Official English Name: Commonwealth of the Bahamas
Common English Name: The Bahamas
Capital: Nassau

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Official Language(s)

English
Secondary Languages: Hatian Creole

Resources

Salt, Aragonite, Timber, Arable land

Neighbors

None (Island)

Ethnic groups

Black (90.6%), White (4.2%), Black and White (2.1%)

People

Est. Population:

327,316

Demonym:

Bahamian

Religions:

Protestant (69.9%)
Other Christian (13.0%)
Roman Catholic (12.0%)
Atheist (1.9%)
Jehovah's Witness (1.1%)

Largest City:

Nassau (267,000)

Geography

Region:

North Atlantic Ocean

Bodies of Water:

Atlantic Ocean (Surrounding)

Total Area:

13,880 km2
(72.1% land, 27.9% water)

Total Land:

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 Disasters

Cyclones
Droughts
Forest fires
Volcanic activity

Government

Type:

Constitutional parliamentary democracy

Heads of State:

Queen Elizabeth II (United Kingdom)

Head of Government:

Prime Minister Hubert Minnis

Admin. Divisions

31 Districts

Independence:

10 July 1973 (from the United Kingdom)

Nat'l Symbol:

Blue Marlin

Nat'l Anthem:

March On, Bahamaland!

Economy

GDP Per Capita

$25,200 (USD)

Currency

$ (Bahamian Dollar)

Exchange Rate

$1 (USD) = $ (Bahamian Dollar)1.00

Communication

Internet Code

.bs

Telephone Code

+1 (242)

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Cultural Notes

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

Sources

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