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March 9, 2016

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.

Capital: Nassau

 Population: • 2014 estimate 321,834[5] (17 th)
• 1990 census 254,685

Density: 23.27/km2 (181st)
60/sq mi

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


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