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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])
91%Afro-Bahamian,
5%European,
2%Mixed,
2%other
DemonymBahamian
GovernmentUnitaryparliamentary
constitutional monarchy[2][3]
 • MonarchElizabeth II
 • Governor-GeneralDame Marguerite 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
 • 2016 estimate392,718[5] (177th)
 • Density25.21/km2 (181st)
63.5/sq mi
GDP (PPP)2016 estimate
 • Total$13.000 billion[6]
 • Per capita$32,406[6]
GDP (nominal)2012 estimate
 • Total$8.043 billion[6]
 • Per capita$22,832[6]
Gini (2001)57[7]
high
HDI (2014)Increase 0.790[8]
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

Source: CIA World Factbook
Unless otherwise noted, information in this page is accurate as of October 9, 2016


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