The Facts About Bahamas

Overview of Bahamas:

The Bahamas is an archipelago of about 700 coral islands. Around 30 of the islands are possessed. The Bahamas sits within the West Atlantic Sea, 100 kilometers south-east of Florida within the Joined together States and 80 kilometers north-east of Cuba. The islands are for the most part level and low-lying.

Information on the Bahamas:

Full Name:

the Commonwealth of The Bahamas

National Language:

English is our official language. Although, you might hear Bahamian English. It’s a mixture of Queen’s diction, African influence, and island dialect.

Capital:

Nassau is the capital of the Bahamas. Nassau is a very Beautiful city & heart of the political & economic activities of the country.

Official Religion:

There is no official religion in the Bahamas. There is the freedom to choose their religion.

Total Population:

The total population is 393,244 people

Currency Name & Value:

The Currency is called the Bahamian dollar & one American Dollar is equal to 1.00 Bahamian dollar

Total Area:

The total area is 13,878 km²

States:

  • Acklins
  • Berry Islands
  • Bimini
  • Black Point (Exuma)
  • Cat Island
  • Abaco in central
  • The Central Andros
  • Eleuthera in central
  • City of Freeport (Grand Bahama)
  • Crooked Island
  • East Grand Bahama
  • Exuma
  • Grand Cay (Abaco)
  • Harbour Island (Eleuthera)
  • Hope Town (Abaco)
  • Inagua
  • Long Island
  • Mangrove Cay (Andros)
  • Mayaguana
  • Moore’s Island (Abaco)
  • New Providence
  • Abaco in north
  • The North Andros
  • North Eleuthera
  • Ragged Island
  • Rum Cay
  • San Salvador
  • South Abaco
  • The South Andros
  • Eleuthera in south
  • Spanish Wells (Eleuthera)
  • West Grand Bahama

Cities:

Popular cities of the country are

  • Nassau
  • Freeport
  • West End
  • Coopers Town
  • Marsh Harbour
  • Freetown
  • Bahamas City
  • Andros Town
  • Clarence Town
  • Dunmore Town
  • Rock Sound
  • Arthur’s Town
  • Cockburn Town
  • George Town
  • Alice Town
  • Sweeting Cay
  • Matthew Town
  • Snug Corner
  • Great Harbour Cay
  • Nicholls Town
  • Colonel Hill
  • Pirates Well
  • Port Nelson
  • Duncan Town
  • Albert Town

Famous Food:

It is a food rich country. There are many famous foods here but these are the famous foods of the country are as below

  • Cracked Conch.
  • Conch Salad.
  • Rock Lobsters.
  • Bahamian Stew Fish.
  • Pigeon Peas and Rice.
  • Baked Crab.
  • Souse.

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Historical Places:

  • The Cloisters, Nassau
  • Pig Beach, Great Exuma
  • Dunmore Town, Harbour Island
  • Fort Montagu, New Providence Island
  • Blackbeard’s Tower, Nassau
  • Sapona, Bimini
  • Port Lucaya Marketplace, Freeport
  • Paradise Island Lighthouse, New Providence Island
  • Parliament Street, Nassau
  • Columbus Point, Long Island

Things to do:

It’s a culture rich country & you can do a lot of things here like

  • Shop at the Nassau Straw Market
  • Embark on a historical tour of Exuma
  • Go Bonefishing
  • Visit the Forts of Nassau
  • Shop at Port Lucaya Marketplace
  • Visit the Pirates of Nassau Museum
  • Visit the Flamingos (and other wildlife)
  • Enjoy a private island getaway on Sandy Toes
  • Explore the underwater world with Scuba!
  • Go on a culinary adventure in Nassau
  • Visit the famous Thunderball Grotto

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Interesting things:

  • Pristine white-sand beaches and turquoise waters
  • Pristine white-sand beaches and turquoise waters
  • History of pirates
  • Fantastic scuba diving and snorkeling
  • The first landing of Christopher Columbus
  • Having a multitude of islands you can visit
  • Delicious conch dishes & other seafood
  • Sportfishing & bonefishing
  • Pink sand beaches
  • Luxury goods shopping
  • Historic lighthouses

Economy:

  • Nominal GDP $12.425 billion
  • Ppp GDP $12.357 billion
  • GDP growth 0.4% (2016) 0.1% (2017) 1.6% (2018) 0.9% (2019e)
  • Labor force 184,000
  • Exports $1.316 billion
  • Imports $9.097 billion
  • revenues are $1.5 billion
  • expenses are $1.8 billion

Armed Forces:

The value for Armed forces personnel, total in The Bahamas was 1,000

Top Professions:

  • Family and General Practitioners
  • Internists, General
  • Dentists, General
  • Chief Executives

Strange Laws:

  • Cheating at cards or betting on any sport, game or pastime is illegal in The Bahama
  • The Bahamas became a popular base for pirates including the notorious Blackbeard around 1700.
  • The land area of The Bahamas is about 5,358 square miles but its ocean territory covers about 170,000 square miles
  • The main library of the capital, known as Nassau Open Library, was an octagonal building that worked as a jail in past centuries. It was changed and presently serves as a presentation of huge scraps and has more than 28 thousand books.
  • Athletics, football, and basketball are the most popular sports. The favorite team of most Bahamians is the Miami Dolphins.

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