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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
Vernacular languageBahamian English
Ethnic groups
(2010)
90.6% Afro-Bahamian
4.7% European
2.1% Mulatto
1.9% Other
0.7% Unspecified[1][2]
Religion
(2010)[3]
Demonym(s)Bahamian
GovernmentUnitaryparliamentary
constitutional monarchy[4][5]
• Monarch
Elizabeth II
Sir Cornelius A. Smith
Hubert Minnis
LegislatureParliament
Senate
House of Assembly
Independence
• from the United Kingdom
10 July 1973[6]
Area
• Total
13,878 km2 (5,358 sq mi) (155th)
• Water (%)
28%
Population
• 2018 estimate
385,637[7][8] (177th)
• 2010 census
351,461
• Density
25.21/km2 (65.3/sq mi) (181st)
GDP (PPP)2018 estimate
• Total
$12.612 billion[9] (148th)
• Per capita
$33,494[9] (40th)
GDP (nominal)2018 estimate
• Total
$12.803 billion[9] (130th)
• Per capita
$34,102[9] (26th)
HDI (2018)Decrease 0.805[10]
very high · 60th
CurrencyBahamian dollar (BSD)
(US dollars widely accepted)
Time zoneUTC−5 (EST)
• Summer (DST)
UTC−4 (EDT)
Driving sideleft
Calling code+1 242
ISO 3166 codeBS
Internet TLD.bs
  1. ^ Also referred to as Bahamian dialect or Bahamianese[11]

Source: CIA World Factbook
This page was last updated on November 27, 2020


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