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Commonwealth of The Bahamas
FlagCoat of arms
Motto: "Forward, Upward, Onward, Together"
Anthem: March On, Bahamaland

Royal anthemGod Save the Queen a
Capital
and largest city
Nassau
25°4′N77°20′W / 25.067°N 77.333°W / 25.067; -77.333
Official languagesEnglish
Ethnic groups ([1])
83%Afro-Bahamian
15%White / Mixed
0.7%not stated
0.6%Asian
0.3%other
DemonymBahamian
GovernmentUnitaryparliamentary
constitutional monarchy[2][3]
 - MonarchElizabeth II
 - Governor-GeneralMarguerite Pindling
 - Prime MinisterPerry Christie
LegislatureParliament
 - Upper houseSenate
 - Lower houseHouse of Assembly
Independence
 - from the United Kingdom10 July 1973[4] 
Area
 - Total13,878 km2 (160th)
5,358 sq mi
 - Water (%)28%
Population
 - 2014 estimate321,834[5] (177th)
 - 1990 census254,685
 - Density23.27/km2 (181st)
60/sq mi
GDP (PPP)2012 estimate
 - Total$11.055 billion[6]
 - Per capita$31,382[6]
GDP (nominal)2012 estimate
 - Total$8.043 billion[6]
 - Per capita$22,832[6]
Gini (2001)57[7]
high
HDI (2013)Steady 0.789[8]
high ·51st
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

Source: CIA World Factbook
Unless otherwise noted, information in this page is accurate as of June 30, 2015


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