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Last update : 11 February 2019

Bahamas information

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

1. Independence from Great Britain obtained on July 10, 1973.
2. The population density is 23.3 / km2.
3. The highest peak of Mount Alvernia, 63 m.
4. The coastline is 3,542 km long.
5. The full name of the country – the Commonwealth of the Bahamas.
6. Political system – constitutional monarchy.
7. The country is 22 times smaller than Poland.
9. The main religion is Protestantism, 69.5%.
10. The largest lake – Killarney.

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

12. 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.

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

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

15. James Bond’s fourth film – “Thunderball” was partially filmed in the capital of this country in 1965.

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

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

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

19. 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.

Author: Turyst

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

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

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

23. There is a left-hand traffic there, although most cars have steering wheels on the left.

24. There is no river in this country.

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

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

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

Author: MR

28. The Bahamian cuisine is based on fish and crustaceans.

29. Most of the inhabitants come from Africa.

Author: MR

30. December 26 is celebrated “Gift Day”.

Author: Tropik

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

Author: Tropik

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

33. There is no income tax in the Bahamas.

Author: Daria

34. The unemployment rate in 2018 is 10.1% .

Author: Daria

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

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

Author: AlkoWorld

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

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

39. The average IQ level is 84.

Author: EduKacJa

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

Author: Reebeka

41. The national animal is a crimson flamingo.

Author: Kos

42. The change from daylight saving time to winter time (turning clockwise by one hour) is on the first Sunday of November.

Author: Adrianna

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

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

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

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

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

48. In this country, more than 144,000 motor vehicles are registered (392 vehicles per 1,000 inhabitants).

Author: AutoMania

49. In this country there are over 2,717 km of paved roads (0.004% of all roads in the world).

50. In this country there are 61 airports, 24 of the paved surface.

Author: Marlène

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

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

Author: NET

53. The national top-level domain is .bs . There are over 2,530 websites with such an extension.

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

Author: http

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

Author: Vinamra

56. Gross Domestic Product (GDP) …
      – in 2015 the year is $9 308 000 000 ,
      – in 2018 the year is $12 160,000,000 .

57. Internal debt at the beginning …
      – 2015 year was 73.4% GDP, or around: $6 832 072 000 ,
      – 2018 of the year was 67.8% GDP, or around: $8 244 480,000 . To pay it off, each citizen would have to give around $22,380.

Author: Komornik

58. The foreign debt at the beginning of 2014 of the year was around: $17,560,000,000 .

Author: Komornik

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

Author: VViki

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

Author: weather

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

Author: weather

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

Author: Wilga

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

Author: Nadia

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

Author: Nadia

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

66. 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.

67. 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).

Author: Sara19

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

Author: Luiza

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

70. 53 people out of 1000 possess firearms.

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

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

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

74. The work week is 40 hours.

75. 89% of the country’s population lives in urban areas.

Author: Statyk

76. 5150 sq km of land is covered by forests (51.4%)

77. The last death penalty was made in 2000.

Author: Statyk

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

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

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

Author: Fan%

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

What is the national dish?
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Which Bahamas has national colors?
National colors: blue, yellow and black.

answer: Marta

What is national alcohol?
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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 minimum wage?
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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