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The Bahamas

 

Country Name

The Bahamas or officially the Commonwealth of the Bahamas.

 

Location

 The islands are located in the Atlantic Ocean north of Cuba,

The Dominican Republic and Haiti, northwest.

of the Turks and Caicos Islands and to the southeast of the

United States of America (closer to Florida).      

Consisting of 29 islands, 661 low-lying islands, and 2,387 islands (rocks).

 

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'. 

 

 

Capital

Nassau.

 

 

Flag

The flag of the Bahamas was adopted on July 10, 1973.

The flag of the Bahamas consists of three colors: blue, yellow

and black.

Blue:  symbolizes the waters surrounding the Bahamas,

the Atlantic Ocean, and the Caribbean.  

Yellow: symbolizes the country's beaches.  

Black: symbolizes the inhabitants of the Bahamas.

 

Language

The official language is English.

 

Religion

Most of the population is Christian, and small groups of Jews, Baha'is, Muslims, Hindus and Rastafarians.

 

Currency

Bahamian Dollar.

 

Time Zone

 

-05:00GMT

  -04:00 GMT  (Daylight Saving Time).

 

Government Regime

Unitary parliamentary constitutional monarchy.

 

Climate

The climate of the Bahamas is moderate in summer and winter; its climate is mild tropical sea climate throughout the year. In the summer, the temperature rises to 29 ° C and in the winter it reaches 22 ° C, but may sometimes suffer from floods due to currents Coming from the sea in the summer and autumn.

 

International Phone code

+1 242

Internet Code

.bs

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