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Bahamas


Bahamas map

Area: total: 13,940 sq km
land: 10,070 sq km
water: 3,870 sq km

Climate: tropical marine moderated by warm waters of Gulf Stream

Terrain: long, flat coral formations with some low rounded hills

Natural resources: salt, aragonite, timber, arable land

Population: 307,451

Age structure: 0-14 years: 26.4% [male 40,608/female 40,506]
15-64 years: 66.9% [male 101,150/female 104,457]
65 years and over: 6.7% [male 8,472/female 12,258] [2008 est.]

Nationality: noun: Bahamian[s]
adjective: Bahamian

Ethnic groups: black 85%, white 12%, Asian and Hispanic 3%

Languages: English [official], Creole [among Haitian immigrants]

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

National holiday: Independence Day, 10 July [1973]