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The Bahamas, officially known as the Commonwealth of The Bahamas, is an island country situated within the Lucayan Archipelagoof the West Indies in the Atlantic Ocean. It encompasses 97% of the Lucayan Archipelago’s land area and 88% of its population. Here are some key details about this beautiful nation:

  • Capital and Largest City: The capital of The Bahamas is Nassau, located on the island of New Providence.
  • Languages: The official language is English, and the vernacular language spoken is Bahamian Creole.
  • Ethnic Composition (2020):
    • 90.6% Black
    • 4.7% White
    • 2.1% mixed
    • 1.9% other
  • Religion (2020):
    • 93.0% Christianity
      • 75.1% Protestantism
      • 17.9% other Christian denominations
    • 4.5% no religion
  • Government: The Bahamas operates as a unitary parliamentary constitutional monarchy. The current monarch is Charles III, and the Prime Minister is Philip Davis.
  • Geography: The archipelagic state comprises over 3,000 islands, cays, and islets in the Atlantic Ocean. It lies north of Cuba, northwest of the island of Hispaniola (shared by the Dominican Republic and Haiti), southeast of the U.S. state of Florida, and east of the Florida Keys.
  • Territory: The Royal Bahamas Defence Force defines The Bahamas’ territory as encompassing 470,000 km² (180,000 sq mi)of ocean space.
  • History: The Bahama islands were inhabited by the Arawak and Lucayans for centuries. Christopher Columbus made his first landfall in the “New World” on the island of San Salvador in 1492. Later, the Spanish enslaved the native Lucayans on Hispaniola, leading to the near-desertion of the Bahama islands until English colonists from Bermuda settled on Eleuthera in 1649

The Bahamas’ strategic location, stunning landscapes, and vibrant culture make it a captivating destination for travelers and history enthusiasts alike

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The Bahamas, officially the Commonwealth of The Bahamas, is an island country within the Lucayan Archipelago of the West Indies in the Atlantic Ocean. It contains 97% of the Lucayan Archipelago's land..