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Updated: Oct 3, 2022

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Country Name

The Bahamas or officially the Commonwealth of the Bahamas.


The islands are located in the Atlantic Ocean north of Cuba, The Dominican Republic, and Haiti northwest. And northwest of the Turks and Caicos Islands and to the southeast of the United States of America (closer to Florida).



Reason for Naming the country

The word "Bahamas" is derived from the Spanish word ‘Baja Mar' which means ‘low tide' or ‘shallow water or sea'.


The flag of the Bahamas was adopted on July 10, 1973. The national flag of the Commonwealth of the Bahamas contains a black triangle on the hoist side of the flag with three horizontal bands of blue & yellow colors.

The yellow color represents the shining sun together with other major natural resources that are found on land.

The blue color represents the water that surrounds the country, the black color represents the “force”, “strength” and “power” of the Bahamian people while the triangle itself symbolizes their “determination and enterprising nature” that is used to cultivate the copious natural resources found on the land and in the sea.