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Where is The Bahamas?

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Located in the continent of the Caribbean, Bahamas covers 10,010 square kilometers of land and 3,870 square kilometers of water, making it the 162nd largest nation in the world with a total area of 13,880 square kilometers.

The Bahamas became an independent state in 1973, after gaining its sovereignty from The United Kingdom. The population of The Bahamas is 316,182 (2012) and the nation has a density of 32 people per square kilometer.

The currency of The Bahamas is the Bahamian Dollar (BSD). As well, the people of The Bahamas are refered to as Bahamian.

The dialing code for the country is 1 and the top level internet domain for Bahamian sites is .bs.

The Bahamas does not share land borders with any countries.

To learn more, visit our detailed Bahamas section.

Quick facts

Population 316,182
Density 31.6 / km2 ( 81.8 / mi2 )
Language English
Independence Year 1973
Capital Nassau (New Providence)
Currency Bahamian Dollar
GDP 8,510,500,000 (2014 data)
GDP per Capita 26,916 (2014 data)
Land Area 10,010 km2 (3,865 mi2)
Water Area 3,870 km2 (1,494 mi2)
Minimum Longitude -79.310
Maximum Longitude -72.730
Mininum Latitude 20.910
Maximum Latitude 27.030

What is the capital of The Bahamas?

map showing the location of The Bahamas
Location of Nassau on a map.

Nassau is the capital city of The Bahamas. It has a population of 227,940, and is located on a latitue of 25.06 and longitude of -77.34.

Nassau is also the political center of The Bahamas, which is considered a Constitutional Monarchy, and home to its Ceremonial head of state.

Quick Facts About Nassau, the Capital Of The Bahamas

City Nassau
Country The Bahamas
Population 227,940
Longitude -77.34306000
Latitude 25.05823000
Elevation 5 meters over sea level

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This page was last updated on October 2, 2015.