The Bahamas

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Commonwealth of the Bahamas
Banner Coat o Airms
(Banner) (Coat o airms)
Motto: "Forward, Upward, Onward, Together"
Bahamas
Offeecial leid Inglis
Caipital
(an lairgest ceety)
Nassau
Govrenment 
 - Queen
- Govrenor-General
- Prime meenister
Parliamentary democracy an constituitonal monarchy
Elizabeth II
Arthur Foulkes
Hubert Ingraham
 
Aurie
 - Tot
 - % watter

13,878 km²/5,358 sq mi
20%
Population
 - 2009
 -  census
 - Density
 
330,000

23.27/km²
Foondin
 
30 November 1966
Siller Bahamian dollar (BSD)
Time zone EST (UTC-5)
EDT (UTC-4)
Naitional anthem "March On, Bahamaland"
Internet TLD .bs
Cawin code +1-242

The Bahamas (pronounced /ðə bəˈhɑːməz/ ( listen)), 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.