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Bahamas Facts & Figures

Flag of Bahamas
 
Land area: 3,888 sq mi (10,070 sq km); total area: 5,382 sq mi 13,940 sq km)
Population: 309,156
Capital and largest city: Nassau - 222,200
Currency: Bahamian dollar
Languages: English (official), Creole
Religions: Baptist 35%, Anglican 15%, Roman Catholic 14%, Pentecostal 8%, Church of God 5%, Methodist 4%, other Christian 15%
Time Zone: GMT-5, DST: GMT-4
Electricity: AC 120V/60Hz, american plugs

The Bahamas occupy more than 3000 islands, cays and islets (less than 25 are inhabited) that form the Bahamas archipelago, situated in the Atlantic Ocean north of Cuba, Hispaniola and the Caribbean Sea. The islands are mostly flat coral formations with the highest elevations 60 m (197 feet). Bahamas are surrounded by crystal clear waters and one beautiful coral reefs - the world's third longest barrier reef.


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Pearl Island Atlantis Hotel, Paradise Island, Nassau Lighthouse on Perl Island 

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