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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)
  • Bird: Flamingo
  • Coat of Arms:

    Bahamas coat of arms

  • Coat of Arms: The coat of arms of the Bahamas contains a shield with the national symbols as its focal point, the shield is supported by a marlin and flamingo.

    On top the shield is a conch shell, that represents the varied marine life of the island chain. This rests on top of a helmet. Below this is the actual shield, the main symbol of which is a ship, reported to represent the Santa MarĂ­a of Christopher Columbus. It is sailing beneath a sun. The animals supporting the shield are the national animals, and the national motto is found at the bottom. The flamingo is located upon land, and the marlin upon sea.

    The vibrant colours of the coat of arms are also intended to point to a bright future for the islands. They are also reputed to have been maintained due to their attractiveness to tourists.
  • Flag of Bahamas
  • Fish: Blue Marlin
  • Flower: Yellow Elder
  • Motto: "Forward, Upward, Onward, Together"
  • Tree: Lignum Vitae

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