About The Bahamas

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Composition

An archipelago of over 700 islands stretching over 258,998 square km.

Location

In the Atlantic Ocean; north of Cuba and Hispaniola (the Dominican Republic and Haiti); northwest of the Turks and Caicos Islands; southeast of the U.S. state of Florida and east of the Florida Keys.

Population

377,400 (2013) with around 70% living on New Providence Island.

Capital

Nassau located on New Providence Island.

Currency

Bahamian Dollar – BS$1.00 = US$1.00 (pegged).

GDP

$8.149 billion (2012) third highest per capita in the Americas (after The USA & Canada).

Main Industries

Tourism and banking.

Language

English.

Political Status

Parliamentary democracy with a Prime Minister as head of government.

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