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Commonwealth of The Bahamas
Motto: "Forward, Upward, Onward, Together"
Location of The Bahamas
Capital
and largest city
Nassau
25°4′N77°20′W / 25.067°N 77.333°W / 25.067; -77.333
Official languagesEnglish
Recognised regional languagesBahamian Creole[a]
Ethnic groups(2016)90.6% Black
4.7% White
2.1% Mixed
1.9% other[1][2]
DemonymBahamian
GovernmentUnitaryparliamentary
constitutional monarchy[3][4]
• Monarch
Elizabeth II
Dame Marguerite Pindling
Hubert Minnis
LegislatureParliament
Senate
House of Assembly
Independence
• from the United Kingdom
10 July 1973[5]
Area
• Total
13,878 km2 (5,358 sq mi) (160th)
• Water (%)
28%
Population
• 2017 estimate
372,000[6] (177th)
• 2010 census
351,461
• Density
25.21/km2 (65.3/sq mi) (181st)
GDP (PPP)2017 estimate
• Total
$9.374 billion[7]
• Per capita
$25,173[7]
GDP (nominal)2017 estimate
• Total
$9.172 billion[7]
• Per capita
$24,630[7]
Gini (2001)57[8]
high
HDI (2014)Increase 0.790[9]
high · 55th
CurrencyBahamian dollar (BSD)
(US dollars widely accepted)
Time zoneEST(UTC−5)
• Summer (DST)
EDT (UTC−4)
Drives on theleft
Calling code+1 242
ISO 3166 codeBS
Internet TLD.bs
  1. ^ Also referred to as Bahamian dialect or Bahamianese[10]

Source: CIA World Factbook
Unless otherwise noted, information in this page is accurate as of July 9, 2017


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