The Bahamas

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Coordinates: 24°15′N 76°00′W / 24.250°N 76.000°W / 24.250; -76.000

Commonweel o the Bahamas

Banner o The Bahamas
Coat o airms o The Bahamas
Coat o airms
Motto: "Forward, Upward, Onward, Together"

Location o The Bahamas
and largest city
25°4′N 77°20′W / 25.067°N 77.333°W / 25.067; -77.333
Offeecial leidsInglis
Recognised regional leidsBahamian Creole[a]
Ethnic groups
90.6% African
4.7% European
2.1% Mixed
1.9% ither[1][2]
GovrenmentUnitary pairlamentar
constitutional monarchy[3][4]
• Monarch
Elizabeth II
Cornelius A. Smith
Hubert Minnis
Hoose o Assemmly
• frae the Unitit Kinrick
10 Julie 1973[5]
• Total
13,878 km2 (5,358 sq mi) (155th)
• Water (%)
• 2016 estimate
391,232[6] (177t)
• 2010 census
• Density
25.21/km2 (65.3/sq mi) (181st)
GDP (PPP)2017 estimate
• Total
$9.374 billion[7]
• Per capita
GDP (nominal)2017 estimate
• Tot
$9.172 billion[7]
• Per capita
Gini (2001)57[8]
HDI (2014)Increase 0.790[9]
heich · 55th
CurrencyBahamian dollar (BSD)
(US dollars widely accepted)
Time zoneUTC−5 (EST)
• Summer (DST)
Drivin sidecaur
Cawin code+1 242
ISO 3166 codeBS
  1. ^ An aa referred tae as Bahamian dialect or Bahamianese[10]

The Bahamas (pronounced /ðə bəˈhɑːməz/ (deprecatit template)), offeecially the Commonweel o the Bahamas, is a kintra consistin o 29 islands, 661 cays, an 2,387 islets (rocks). It is locatit in the Atlantic Ocean north o Cuba an Hispaniola (Dominican Republic an Haiti), northwast o the Turks an Caicos Islands, an sootheast o the Unitit States (nearest tae the state o Florida). Its total land aurie is 13,939 km2 (5,382 sq mi), wi an estimatit population o 330,000. Its caipital is Nassau. Geographically, the Bahamas lie in the same island chain as Cuba, Hispaniola an the Turks an Caicos Islands; the designation o Bahamas refers normally tae the commonweel an no the geographic chain.

References[eedit | eedit soorce]

  1. Bahamas, The. CIA World Factbook.
  2. Bahamas Department of Statistics Archived 2015-12-09 at the Wayback Machine, PDF document retrieved 20 April 2014.
  3. "•GENERAL SITUATION AND TRENDS". Pan American Health Organization.
  4. "Mission to Long Island in the Bahamas". Evangelical Association of the Caribbean.
  5. "1973: Bahamas' sun sets on British Empire". BBC News. 9 Julie 1973. Retrieved 1 Mey 2009.
  6. "World Population Prospects: The 2017 Revision". (custom data acquired via website). United Nations Department of Economic and Social Affairs, Population Division. Retrieved 10 September 2017.
  7. a b c d "The Bahamas". International Monetary Fund.
  8. "Bahamas Living Conditions Survey 2001" (PDF). Department of Statistics. Retrieved 4 October 2013.
  9. "2015 Human Development Report Summary" (PDF). United Nations Development Programme. 2015. Retrieved 14 December 2015.
  10. Ethnologue - Bahamas: Languages (18th ed.)