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Bahamas Facts

Bahamas's Information

Flag of Bahamas
Land Area 10,010 km2
Water Area 3,870 km2
Total Area 13,880km2 (#155)
Population 327,316 (#178)
Population Density 32.70/km2
Government Type Parliamentary Democracy (Parliament) Under A Constitutional Monarchy; A Commonwealth Realm
GDP (PPP) $9.07 Billion
Currency Dollar (BSD)
Largest Cities
  • Name: Bahamas
    (long form) Commonwealth of the Bahamas
  • Capital City: Nassau (248,948 pop.)
  • Bahamas Population: 319,031 (2013 est.)
  • World Populations (all countries)
  • Currency: Bahamian Dollar (BSD)
    (conversion rates)

    Bahama Dollar
    One Bahamian Dollar
  • Ethnicity: Black 85%, White 12%, Asian and Hispanic 3%
  • GDP total: $11.04 billion (2012 est)
  • GDP per capita: $31,300 (2012 est)
  • Land Sizes
  • Language: English (official), Creole
  • Largest Cities: (by population) Nassau, Lucaya, Freeport, West End, Cooper's Town, Marsh Harbour, High Rock, Andros Town, Clarence Town, Dunmore Town
  • Name: The origin of "Bahama" is unclear. It may have originated from the "baja mar" meaning "shallow seas"
  • National Day: July 10
  • Religion: Baptist 35.4%, Anglican 15.1%, Roman Catholic 13.5%, Pentecostal 8.1%, Church of God 4.8%, Methodist 4.2%, other Christian 15.2%, none or unspecified 2.9%, other 0.8%
  • Symbols
This page was last updated on September 29, 2015.

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