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The Bahamas is an island nation in the Atlantic Ocean.

Capital : Nassau
Language :  English
Currency :  Bahamian Dollar
Population : 378 040
Area : 13 943  km2

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Bahamas facts

Facts automatically translated into English from the poznajnieznane.pl and paczka-wiedzy.pl page. I'm sorry for all the mistakes.


1. The change from summer to winter time (moving clockwise back one hour) is on the first Sunday in November.

2. This country has more than 144,000 motor vehicles (392 vehicles per 1,000 inhabitants).

3. The national top-level domain is .bs . There are over 2,530 websites with this extension.

4. The most popular pages with the .bs extension are google.bs, ala.bs and we.bs.

5. In this country there are more than 2 717 km of paved roads (0.004% of all roads in the world).

6. The country has 61 airports, 24 of the paved surface.

7. There is left-hand traffic there, even though most cars have left-hand steering wheels.

8. Bahamian cuisine is based on fish and shellfish.

9. Full name of the country – Community of Bahamas.

10. Political system – constitutional monarchy.


Geography in Bahamas

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1. There are as many as 315 sunny days a year.

2. Water near the shore almost never drops below 22 degrees Celsius, in summer it is over 31 degrees.

3. It is an island country, no land borders.

4. The Bahamas are on the edge of the Bermuda Triangle.

5. There is no river in this country.

6. The Bahamas have the purest water in the world. In some places the bottom can be seen at a depth of over 60 meters.

7. There are 120 species of plants found only in this country.

8. The highest peak of Mount Alvernia, 63 m.

9. The coastline is 3,542 km long.

10. The country is 22 times smaller than Poland.

11. The largest lake – Killarney.

12. There are 150 km2 of agricultural land in the Bahamas (1% of the country).

13. Freeport is the highest located city in the country.

14. 5150 sq km of land is covered by forests (51.4%)

15. There are 700 islands in the Bahamas, only 26 are inhabited. There are also 2000 sandbanks.

16. In Freeport in 1977 it was raining with snow.

17. There are many underwater caves that were created at a time when the water level was much lower. In some, according to legends, pirate treasures can still be found.

81. The nearest capital in a straight line from Nassau is Washington (United States) – 358 km.

82. The furthest capital city in a straight line from Nassau is Canberra (Australia) – 16264 km.


Finance in Bahamas

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1. In this country, the amount of income tax for natural persons is 0%, and for companies 0% (2018).

2. The tax on goods and services is 12% (2018).

3. The level of inflation in 2018 is 1.8%.

4. Gross domestic product (GDP) …
– in 2015 it is $ 9,308,000,000 (PLN 39,838 240,000) ,
– in 2018 it is $ 12,160,000,000 (PLN 52 044 800 000).

5. Internal debt at the beginning …
2015 of the year was 73.4% of GDP, which is about: $ 6 832 072 000 (29 241 268 160 PLN),
2018 year was 67.8 % GDP, i.e. around: $ 8 244 480 000 (PLN 35 286 374 400). To pay it back, each citizen would have to give about $ 22,380 (PLN 95,785).

6. At the beginning of 2014 , foreign debt was around: $ 17,560,000,000 .

7. According to the World Freedom Index, the Bahamas has the greatest personal and economic freedom.

8. The country has over $874,000,000 in foreign exchange reserves (0.0074% of foreign currency reserves of all countries in the world).


Law in Bahamas

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1. The built-up speed limit is 32 km / h (20 miles / h).

2. Outside the built-up area, the permitted speed is 72 km / h (45 mph).

3. The permissible blood alcohol content of a person driving a car is 0.8 per mille.

4. In this country there is left-hand traffic.

5. The minimum square is $4 Bahamas per hour, $30 Bahamas per day, and $210 Bahamas per week (data from 2002).

6. There is no income tax in the Bahamas.

7. In this country, the amount of income tax for natural persons is 0%, and for companies 0% (2018).

8. The tax on goods and services is 12% (2018).

9. In this country, men and women can get married at the age of 18.

10. The last death penalty was made in 2000.

11. Even because of the trivial matter in custody, you can spend many days because the court works very slowly.

12. Some people practice the folk magic called obeah. It is illegal and severely punished.


Education in Bahamas

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1. In this country, compulsory education lasts 12 years.

2. The beginning of education begins at the age of 5.

3. The average IQ level is 84.

4. In this country there are 4.4% of people above 15 years of age who can not read or write (approximately 16 209 people).


Work in Bahamas

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1. The minimum square is $4 Bahamas per hour, $30 Bahamas per day, and $210 Bahamas per week (data from 2002).

2. There is no income tax in the Bahamas.

3. The unemployment rate in 2018 is 10.1% .

4. In this country, the amount of income tax for natural persons is 0%, and for companies 0% (2018).

5. The work week is 40 hours.


Best in Bahamas

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1. According to the World Freedom Index, the Bahamas has the greatest personal and economic freedom.

2. The Bahamas have the purest water in the world. In some places the bottom can be seen at a depth of over 60 meters.

3. The highest peak of Mount Alvernia, 63 m.

4. The largest lake – Killarney.

5. Freeport is the highest located city in the country.

6. The Bahamas have the youngest population of the world. Almost 50% of the population did not exceed 30 years of age, and the next 15% – 40 years of age.

7. Bahamas is one of the richest countries in America (after the United States and Canada).

8. The lowest temperature: 3 °C was measured in Freeport.

9. The highest temperature: 36.5 °C was measured in Nassau.


Society in Bahamas

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1. In the Bahamas, an average person consumes about 6.9 liters of pure alcohol per year.

2. The most drinks are spirit – 50%, then beer – 34%, wine – 15%, and other alcoholic beverages – 1%.

3. In 2013, 50 people lost their lives as a result of road accidents.

4. The average IQ level is 84.

5. Only 3% of women and 19% of men smoke cigarettes.

6. Most of the inhabitants come from Africa.

7. A woman gives birth to 2 children on average.

8. In this country over 293,000 (2015) 333 143 (2018) people have access to the internet ( around 85% of the population).

9. Around 190,000 (2015) 210,000 (2018) accounts on Facebook.

10. The population density is 23.3 / km2.

12. The main religion is Protestantism, 69.5%.

13. The average age people living in this country is 31.5 years old.

14. The country is around:
90,000 people (22.98%) in the age range 0-14 years.
274,000 people (69.81%) in the age range 15-64 years.
28 300 people (7.21%) over 65 years old.

15. In this country, about 6 100 children are born each year (1.6% of the population), and about 2,800 people die (0.7% of the population).

16. 53 people out of 1000 possess firearms.

17. 89% of the country’s population lives in urban areas.

18. The Bahamas have the youngest population of the world. Almost 50% of the population did not exceed 30 years of age, and the next 15% – 40 years of age.

19. The Bahamas love everything that is related to ocean waters.

20. In this country an adult person smokes an average of 24 cigarettes a month.

21. The average life expectancy in this country is 74.8 years (women – 77.8 years and men – 71.6 years).


Symbols of Bahamas

1. The national animal is a crimson flamingo.


Customs in Bahamas

1. Some people practice the folk magic called obeah. It is illegal and severely punished.


Holidays in Bahamas

1. December 26 is celebrated “Gift Day”.


History of Bahamas

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1. Independence from Great Britain obtained on July 10, 1973.

2. In this country, women have the right to vote since 1960.

3. He joined the United Nations on September 18, 1973.

4. In the eighteenth-nineteenth century, the Bahamas was a haven of pirates from the Caribbean. They were inhabited by the famous Blackbeard.


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What is the highest peak in the Bahamas?

The highest peak in the Bahamas is Mount Alvernia (63 m above sea level).

answer: Marta


What is the largest river in the Bahamas?

In this country there are only short, periodic rivers.

answer: Marta


What is the largest lake in the Bahamas?

The biggest lake in the Bahamas is Rosa.

answer: Marta


Which Bahamas has national colors?

National colors: blue, yellow and black.

answer: Marta


What is the national animal?

The national animal is a crimson flamingo.

answer: Marta


What is the national sport?

Cricket is a national sport.

answer: Marta


Which countries borders the Bahamas?

It is an island country, no terrestrial borders.

answer: Marta


What is the average age of people living in this country?

The average age of people living in this country is 31.5 years.

answer: Marta


What is the population density in the Bahamas?

The population density is 39 people per km2.

answer: Marta


What is the motto of this country?

Motto of the country – “Forward, up, ahead, together”.

answer: Marta


What is the highest temperature recorded in this country?

The highest temperature: 36.5 ° C was measured in Nassau.

answer: Marta


What is the lowest temperature recorded in this country?

The lowest temperature: 3 ° C was measured in Freeport.

answer: Marta


With how many years can you legally buy alcohol?

In this country, alcohol can be bought at the age of 18.

answer: Marta