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Geography Statistics of Bahamas

Map of Bahamas
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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)
  • Coastline: 2200 miles (3,542 km)
  • Land Area:
    (land) 6,219 sq miles (10,010 sq km)
    (water) 2,404 sq miles (3,870 sq km)
    (TOTAL) 8,624 sq miles (13,880 sq km)

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  • Land Area: (all countries)
  • Land Divisions: There are 31 districts: Acklins, Berry Islands, Bimini, Black Point - Exuma, Cat Island, Central Abaco, Central Andros, Central Eleuthera, 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, North Abaco, North Andros, North Eleuthera, Ragged Island, Rum Cay, San Salvador, South Abaco, South Andros, South Eleuthera, Spanish Wells - Eleuthera, West Grand Bahama, and Green Turtle Cay
  • Horizontal Width: 243 km (146 miles) from Freeport southeast to Dunmore Town
  • Vertical Length: 842 km (523 miles) from Cooper's Town south to Great Inagua Island

    Note: Lengths and widths are point-to-point, straight-line measurements from a Mercator map projection, and will vary some using other map projections
  • Bordering Countries: (0)
  • Geographic Center: unknown
  • Highest Point: Mount Alvernia 63 m (206 ft)
  • Lowest Point: Atlantic Ocean 0 m (0 ft)
  • Latitude and Longitude
  • Relative Location

The dark blue waters shown above are the Atlantic Ocean, whose depths reach up to 1,800 m (6,000 ft).

By comparison, the waters of the Bahama Platform, shown in light blue, are frequently less than 15 m (50 ft) deep.

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