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The Bahamas is a collections of islands which form one country in the south of North America.

The Bahamas has a border with Atlantic Ocean.

The land is a low and flat with some small hills.

The geographical coordinates for the centre of The Bahamas, also known as lines of latitude and longtitude, are:-
Latitude - 24 15N
Longitude - 76 00W

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bahamas The Bahamian flag is 3 equal horizontal stripes of blue, gold and blue, with a balck equilateral triangle based on the flag pole side. The blue is the sea surrounded the gold of the beaches.

The capital of The Bahamas is Nassau.

The Bahamas is a parliamentary democracy with a Prime Minister as head of government. The British monarch is Head of State represented by a governor general.

In elections everyone over the age of 18 can vote.

The currency in The Bahamas is the Bahamian dollar. The Bahamas is a member of the Commonwealth

English is the official language.

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We have already written our own history of England but are asking schools in The Bahamas to provide us with a detailed history of their own country. Check how here.
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Land

The total land area of The Bahamas is 10,010 sq kms which is the 15th largest in North America.

The Bahamas has lakes, rivers and canals which total 3,870 sq kms.

The Bahamas has no boundaries with other countries

The Bahamas has a coastline of 3,542 kms which is the 5th longest in North America.

The highest point in The Bahamas is Mount Alvernia at 64 metres.

The pie chart below shows how the land is split between agricultural land (crops and pastures), forests and other, which can be towns, villages, desert or frozen waste called tundra. bahamas
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People

The total population of The Bahamas is 327,316 people, making it the 16th largest country in North America by population.

Of this number 166,977 are females and 160,339 million are males.

A person from The Bahamas is called a Bahamian.

To be a citizen of The Bahamas, one of your parents must be a citizen of The Bahamas. It is not sufficient to be born in The Bahamas. You have to live in The Bahamas for between 6 to 9 years before you can begin to apply for citizenship.

The largest five cities in The Bahamas, by population are:-

  • Nassau on New Providence Island 227,940 people
  • Lucava on Freeport Island 46,525
  • Freeport on Freeport Island 26,910
  • West End on West Grand Bahama Island 12,724
  • Cooper's Town on North Abaco Island 8,413
For each country we will give you a diagram showing the population density. This is the average number of people for each square kilometre. bahamasEach little Owlbut is 1 person and the big yellow rectangle is 1 sq km. After a while you can compare countries and see which ones are the most crowded. Remember it is only an average as more people live closer together in towns and cities than in villages out in the country.

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82.9% of the people live in cities or towns.
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Life

The birth rate in The Bahamas is 15.4 births per 1,000 of population

The death rate in The Bahamas is 7.1 deaths per 1,000 people.

Check this against the birth rate. If the death rate is higher than the birth rate then the population will decrease unless immigrants arrive in the country.

There are 11.7 deaths of girls under 1 year per 1,000 of births and 11.8 deaths of boys.

The median age for females is 32.9 and for males is 30.6. The median age is that age which divides the population exactly in half so there are the same number of people above the median age as below it.

We have no figures for the average age of a woman when she has her first child.

The elderly dependency ratio is 11.7. This is the number of elderly people (ages 65+) per 100 people of working age (ages 15-64).

The potential support ratio is 8.5. This is the number of working-age people (ages 15-64) per one elderly person (ages 65+). As a population ages, the potential support ratio tends to fall, meaning there are fewer potential workers to support the elderly.

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The Bahamas spends 7.7% of its total income on health care.

There are 2.82 doctors per 1,000 people.

There are 2.9 hospital beds per 1,000 people.

31.6% of the population are estimated as obese.

98.4% of the urban population and 98.4% of the rural population have drinking water that is either piped into their home or they have access to a public tap, a protected borehole, well, spring or protected rainwater collection facility.

92.0% of the urban population and 92.0% of the rural population have access to a flushing toilet that is connected to a sewer. a pit latrine (that is a permanent hole in the ground that is looked after) or a composting toilet.



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The Bahamas releases 4.1 million metric tons of carbon dioxide by burning fossil fuels in the process of producing and consuming energy. This puts it as the 15th highest in North America.
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Education

We have no figures for the amount that The Bahamas spends on education.

Children usually start school at age 5 in The Bahamas. Primary education is for six years until age 11 and compulsory secondary education must continue till 16 but can go on to 18/19. This may be followed by further education at a university or college.

Generally the school year consists of 3 terms and starts in the first week of September and finishes in the middle of June. There is usually a 2 week break at Christmas and a 1 week break at Easter. There are breaks of between two and four days in the middle of each of the first two terms.

We have no figures for the number of people who are able to read and write by the age of 15.

30.8% of all people aged between 16 and 24 are not in work. Among females 32.2% are unemployed while with males 29.6% can't find work.

The total number of people available for work in The Bahamas is 196,900.

bahamasThey work in the following sectors.

  • Agriculture includes farming, fishing and forestry work
  • Industry includes mining, manufacturing, construction and energy workers
  • Services is everything else
15.0% of the workforce are unemployed.
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Travel



There are 24 paved airports in The Bahamas, which is the 7th highest number in North America.
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There are no railways in The Bahamas.
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There are 1,620 kilometres of roads in The Bahamas, which means The Bahamas is in 15th place for the most kilometres of roads in North America.
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There are 3 major national newspapers in The Bahamas.

There are 311,000 mobile phone users.

37% of the people have a fixed landline.

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253,000 people have access to the internet at home via any device (computer or mobile).
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