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Bahamas Geography

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Bahamas's Quick Facts

Land Area 10,010 km2
Water Area 3,870 km2
Total Area 13,880 km2
Population 327,316
Population Density 23.58 / km2
Government Type Parliamentary Democracy (Parliament) Under A Constitutional Monarchy; A Commonwealth Realm
GDP (PPP) $9.07 Billion
GDP Per Capita $0
Currency Dollar (BSD)
Largest Cities
  • Nassau (227,940)
  • Lucaya (46,525)
  • Freeport (26,910)

The Bahamas (all coral in origin) are a group of nearly 700 (atolls) ringlike coral islands, and (cays) small, low islands composed largely of coral or sand.

The islands were mostly created by the disintegration of coral reefs and seashells, and low scrub covers much of their surfaces.

The highest point is located on Cat Island, where limestone rock rises to 63 m (206 ft) above sea level.

There are a handful of small freshwater lakes and just one small river located on Andros Island.

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