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Administrative divisions: 21 districts; Acklins and Crooked Islands , Bimini , Cat Island , Exuma , Freeport , Fresh Creek , Governor's Harbour , Green Turtle Cay , Harbour Island , High Rock , Inagua , Kemps Bay , Long Island , Marsh Harbour , Mayaguana , New Providence , Nichollstown and Berry Islands , Ragged Island , Rock Sound , Sandy Point , San Salvador and Rum Cay
Area: total: 13 ,940 sq km land: 10 ,070 sq km water: 3 ,870 sq km
Background: Lucayan Indians inhabited the islands when Christopher COLUMBUS first set foot in the New World on San Salvador in 1492. British settlement of the islands began in 1647; the islands became a colony in 1783. Since attaining independence from the UK in 1973 , The Bahamas have prospered through tourism and international banking and investment management. Because of its geography , the country is a major transshipment point for illegal drugs , particularly shipments to the US and Europe , and its territory is used for smuggling illegal migrants into the US.
Flag description: three equal horizontal bands of aquamarine (top) , gold , and aquamarine , with a black equilateral triangle based on the hoist side
Capital: name: Nassau geographic coordinates: 25 05 N , 77 21 W time difference: UTC-5 (same time as Washington , DC during Standard Time) daylight saving time: +1hr , begins second Sunday in March; ends first Sunday in November
Climate: tropical marine; moderated by warm waters of Gulf Stream
Currency code: Bahamian dollar (BSD)
Ethnic groups: black 85% , white 12% , Asian and Hispanic 3%
Geographic coordinates: 24 15 N , 76 00 W
Geography note: strategic location adjacent to US and Cuba; extensive island chain of which 30 are inhabited
Government type: constitutional parliamentary democracy
Imports partners: US 22.7% , Brazil 16.6% , Japan 11.5% , South Korea 8.2% , Italy 6.3% , Singapore 4.4% (2007)
Internet country code: .bs
Land boundaries: 3 ,542 km
Neighbouring countries: 0 km
Languages: English (official) , Creole (among Haitian immigrants)
Location: Caribbean , chain of islands in the North Atlantic Ocean , southeast of Florida , northeast of Cuba
Map references: Central America and the Caribbean
National holiday: Independence Day , 10 July (1973)
Nationality: noun: Bahamian(s) adjective: Bahamian
Natural hazards: hurricanes and other tropical storms cause extensive flood and wind damage
Population: 307 ,451 note: estimates for this country explicitly take into account the effects of excess mortality due to AIDS; this can result in lower life expectancy , higher infant mortality , higher death rates , lower population growth rates , and changes in the distribution of population by age and sex than would otherwise be expected (July 2008 est.)
Religions: Baptist 35.4% , Anglican 15.1% , Roman Catholic 13.5% , Pentecostal 8.1% , Church of God 4.8% , Methodist 4.2% , other Christian 15.2% , none or unspecified 2.9% , other 0.8% (2000 census)
Terrain: long , flat coral formations with some low rounded hills
Unemployment rate: 7.6% (2006 est.)

Capital of Commonwealth of The Bahamas

Nassau (click to view Nassau map)

Places in Bahamas, The

Browse the most comprehensive and up-to-date online directory of administrative regions and Street views in Bahamas, The. Regions are sorted in alphabetical order from level 1 to level 2 and eventually up to level 3 regions.

Acklins and Crooked Islands District (30 google map locations)
Bimini District (4 google map locations)
Cat Island District (32 google map locations)
Exuma District (21 google map locations)
Freeport District (18 google map locations)
Fresh Creek District (15 google map locations)
Governor's Harbour District (10 google map locations)
Green Turtle Cay District (14 google map locations)
Harbour Island District (9 google map locations)
High Rock District (3 google map locations)
Inagua District (1 google map locations)
Kemps Bay District (15 google map locations)
Long Island District (44 google map locations)
Marsh Harbour District (13 google map locations)
Mayaguana District (3 google map locations)
New Providence District (36 google map locations)
Nichollstown and Berry Islands District (8 google map locations)
Ragged Island District (1 google map locations)
Rock Sound District (9 google map locations)
San Salvador and Rum Cay District (22 google map locations)
Sandy Point District (3 google map locations)

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Nassau, the capital city of Bahamas, The.


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