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.
|Density||31.6 / km2 ( 81.8 / mi2 )|
|Capital||Nassau (New Providence)|
|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)|
What is the capital of The Bahamas?
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
|Elevation||5 meters over sea level|
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