The Bahamas,officially the Commonwealth of the Bahamas, is an island country of the Lucayan Archipelago consisting of more than 700 islands, cays, and islets in the Atlantic Ocean; north of Cuba and Hispaniola (Haiti and the Dominican Republic); North West of the Turks and Caicos Islands; South East of the US state of Florida and east of the Florida Keys.
Population: • 2014 estimate 321,834 (17 th)
• 1990 census 254,685
Density: 23.27/km2 (181st)
Calling Code: +1 242
The official language of the Bahamas is English. Many residents speak the Bahamian dialect. According to 1995 estimates 98.2% of the adult population is literate.
The islands’ population is predominantly Christian, with Baptists representing 35.4% of the population, Anglican 15.1%, Roman Catholic 13.5%, Pentecostal 8.1%, Church of God 4.8%, Methodist 4.2%, other Christian 15.2%,other Protestant 12%, none or unknown 3%, other 2% The “other” category includes Jews, Muslims, Baha’is, Hindus, Rastafarians and practitioners of Obeah. Read More