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About Bahamas in detail
Where is Bahamas?
Bahamas, in case if you are looking on the map under the Coordinates 25 05 N 77 21 W otherwise in Central America and the Caribbean, in chain of islands in the North Atlantic Ocean, southeast of Florida, northeast of Cuba.
What is the capital of Bahamas?
The capital city of Bahamas is: Nassau.
What is the time in Nassau?
It is same time as Washington DC during Standard Time, the timezone of Nassau is: UTC-5.
What is the Internet code for Bahamas?
The Top Level Domain (TLD) for Bahamas is: .bs
What is the size of Bahamas?
The territory of Bahamas is total: 13,880 sq km; land: 10,010 sq km, water: 3,870 sq km.
If we want to describe the size of the territory of Bahamas is slightly smaller than Connecticut.
If we would like to walk around and discover Bahamas, we can do that by covering the distance of 0 km.
What is the water coverage of Bahamas?
We have mentioned already on this website, that what percentage of Bahamas is covered by water (see below), and this includes 3,542 km coastline.
What is the climate like in Bahamas?
The climate of Bahamas is tropical marine: moderated by warm waters of Gulf Stream.
Geographical data of Bahamas
The elevation of Bahamas; mean elevation: N/A, elevation extremes; lowest point: Atlantic Ocean 0 m, highest point: Mount Alvernia on Cat Island 63 m.
The typical geographical details of Bahamas include long, flat coral formations with some low rounded hills.
If we would like to describe the countries location from a different point of view, it is safe to say, and easy to read from a map, Bahamas is strategic location adjacent to US and Cuba; extensive island chain of which 30 are inhabited.
Resources and land use of Bahamas
The country’s main mined products are salt, aragonite, timber, arable land. The population partly uses the earlier highlighted land territory and partly left in its natural state: agricultural land: 1.4%; arable land 0.8%; permanent crops 0.4%; permanent pasture 0.2%; forest: 51.4%; other: 47.2% (2011 estimate).
Population data of Bahamas
The number of inhabitants of Bahamas is 327,316 (July 2016 estimate).
If we examine the proportion of population distribution, it is safe to say that most of the population lives in urban areas, with two-thirds living on New Providence Island where Nassau is located.
If we are looking at the proportion of the urbanized and barely populated areas, these are the figures: urban population: 82.9% of total population (2015).
Most of the population in Bahamas is concentrated in NASSAU (capital) 267,000 (2014).
Ethnicity in Bahamas
According to ethnicity details, the ethnic groups in this country are the following: black 90.6%, white 4.7%, black and white 2.1%, other 1.9%, unspecified 0.7% (2010 estimate).
Spoken languages in Bahamas
The spoken languages in Bahamas are the following: English (official language), Creole (among Haitian immigrants).
What are the most important religions in Bahamas?
During the general census, researchers examine the churches, according to this: Protestant 69.9% (includes Baptist 34.9%, Anglican 13.7%, Pentecostal 8.9% Seventh Day Adventist 4.4%, Methodist 3.6%, Church of God 1.9%, Brethren 1.6%), Roman Catholic 12%, other Christian 13% (includes Jehovah's Witness 1.1%), other 0.6%, none 1.9%, unspecified 2.6% (2010 estimate).
Further population data of Bahamas
The proportion of gender and age tells a lot about the society as follows 0-14 years: 22.75% (male 37,779 / female 36,691) 15-24 years: 16.79% (male 27,843 / female 27,116) 25-54 years: 44.12% (male 72,295 / female 72,107) 55-64 years: 8.87% (male 13,023 / female 15,998) 65 years and over: 7.47% (male 9,399 / female 15,065) (2016 estimate). It also a significant factor in a society the population growth rate, which in the case of Bahamas is 0.83% (2016 estimate).
The population growth rate is based on two elements, the birth, and the death rate. In Bahamas the birth rate is 15.4 births / 1,000 population (2016 estimate), the death rate 7.1 deaths / 1,000 population (2016 estimate).
In this day and age in the developed societies, the first child borns later compared to the previous centuries and decades, so the childbearing is extended. In Bahamas the average age of mothers at the first childbirth is .
In the best case scenario despite the fact that the birth of the children is postponed, the parents are still able to see their kids grow as the life expectancy is also extended. In the case of Bahamas, these figures are . With the introduction of modern medicine, the vaccinations and the proper hygienic conditions, the infant mortality rate is in a steep decline. The infant mortality statistics in Bahamas are the following: . Relevant data is the budget of healthcare, which is in the case of this country is 7.7% of GDP (2014).
Economic data of Bahamas
If we would like to describe a country, we also have to mention its economy; The Bahamas is one of the wealthiest Caribbean countries with an economy heavily dependent on tourism and offshore banking. Tourism together with tourism-driven construction and manufacturing accounts for approximately 60% of GDP and directly or indirectl.
GDP is an important figure as all the relevant calculations and statistics are based on it. GDP in Bahamas is $9.047 billion (2015 estimate).
An another important indicator is the rate of the GDP growth, which in Bahamas is 0.3% (2016 estimate) -1.7% (2015 estimate) -0.5% (2014 estimate).
These statistics are affecting the world economy, remember in 2015 when the Chinese real GDP growth rate was worse than expected; The world markets fall, and the Chinese stock exchange was temporally suspended.
A further major factor of a country’s economy, the GDP per capita. In Bahamas this is $24,600 (2016 estimate) $24,800 (2015 estimate) $25,500 (2014 estimate).
In the case of the economy, the Trinity is in common places, such as agriculture, industry, and services.
What are the agricultural products Bahamas produces?
The main agricultural products of Bahamas are citrus, vegetables; poultry.
Regarding the economy, the important segments are tourism, banking, oil bunkering, maritime industries, transshipment, salt, rum, aragonite, pharmaceuticals. The crucial and regularly mentioned GDP is based on tourism, banking, oil bunkering, maritime industries, transshipment, salt, rum, aragonite, pharmaceuticals.
Drinking water source in Bahamas
It is important to mention, that - thanks to the development of the infrastructure -, the rate of potable water improved: urban: 98.4% of population, rural: 98.4% of population, total: 98.4% of population. Unimproved: urban: 1.6% of population, rural: 1.6% of population, total: 1.6% of population (2015 estimate).
Average number of childbirth in Bahamas
In Bahamas the average number of childbirth is 1.95 children born / woman (2016 estimate).
Population, median age, migration, and citizenship in Bahamas
The average age of the population is total: 31.8 years; male: 30.6 years, female: 32.9 years (2016 estimate). The age of adulthood varies in every country of the world in Bahamas it is 18 years of age, universal.
In this age when we are experiencing an unprecedented scale of migration and globalization, it is an important factor the number of new coming immigrants. In Bahamas is 0 migrant(s) / 1,000 population (2016 estimate). It is important to know, how to apply for citizenship: citizenship by birth: no. Citizenship by descent only: at least one parent must be a citizen of The Bahamas. Dual citizenship recognized: no. Residency requirement for naturalization: 6-9 years.
Is Bahamas a safe destination? Healthcare services and contagious diseases in Bahamas
Many of the travelers are looking into the healthcare services and contagious diseases of their destinations. In Bahamas density of the hospital beds is 2.9 beds / 1,000 population (2011).
According to WHO rating regarding contagious diseases in Bahamas the N/A.
However, the HIV is not curable but maintainable. Let’s do not forget when the disease surfaced it was a world threatening condition. Unfortunately, in some countries, it is still very high the number of infected patients and fatalities as a result of the disease.
In Bahamas the number of HIV/AIDS deaths: .
Regarding tourism the obesity, not an important issue, but we have to mention among the health statistics, as it is the plague of the 20th and the 21st century. The rate obese adults in Bahamas is 36.6% (2014).
What are the natural hazards Bahamas? Is there any?
The most known natural risks in Bahamas are hurricanes and other tropical storms cause extensive flood and wind damage.
More interesting facts about Bahamas
A few words about the past, as every country and society its connected to its history; Lucayan Indians inhabited the islands when Christopher COLUMBUS first set foot in the New World on San Salvador in 1492. British settlement of the islands began in 1647; the islands became a colony in 1783. Since attaining independence from the UK in 1973, The Bahamas has prospered through tourism, international banking, and investment management. Because of its location, the country is a major transshipment point for illegal drugs, particularly shipments to the US and Europe, and its territory is used for smuggling illegal migrants into the US..
In every nation's memory, there are cornerstones that placed the country on the timeline of history. The date of declaration of independence of Bahamas: 10 July 1973 (from the UK).
The flag and other symbols of Bahamas
The colors, symbols, and animals on the flag usually have a historical background or related to an important milestone or memory of the nation.
This case is not an exception either, three equal horizontal bands of aquamarine (top), gold, and aquamarine, with a black equilateral triangle based on the hoist side; the band colors represent the golden beaches of the islands surrounded by the aquamarine sea; black represents the vigor and force of a united people, while the pointing triangle indicates the enterprise and determination of the Bahamian people to develop the rich resources of land and sea.
Apart from the flag, the symbol of the national unity is the national anthem. The main purpose of the anthem is to share the nation's core values, endeavors, and the patriotic feelings.
National symbols of Bahamas: blue marlin, flamingo, Yellow Elder flower; national colors: aquamarine, yellow, black.
Constitution of Bahamas
The existence of the nation based on the constitution. Some constitutions knew around the world, like the U.S. Constitution that accepted on 17th of September 1787, in Philadelphia, the Constitution of United States of America.
It is not related to the declaration of independence that was stolen by Nicolas Cage in the movie National Treasure 🙂
What is the legal system of Bahamas?
Most of the times the legal system of a country is in the focus of lawyers. It is a common fact that there are two main approaches in the world, “the law in books” and “the law in action.”
In the Anglo-Saxon world, the practice is the “law in action” while in the rest of the world where the law based on Roman law, the “law in books.”
The legal system of Bahamas is common law system based on the English model.
It was Aristotle, who founded the theory of 3 separations of powers. In his view, these are the council of public affairs, the magistrates, and the justice system. In the age of enlightenment was the time when terminologies have been defined, the way we still use them. In most of the democratic countries, the three authorities are separated from each other. In dictatorships, the authorities are usually interwoven in one hand.
About the legislative branch of Bahamas, we can highlight the following structures bicameral Parliament consists of the Senate (16 seats; members appointed by the governor general upon the advice of the prime minister and the opposition leader to serve 5-year terms) and the House of Assembly (38 seats; members directly elected in single-seat constituencies by simple majority vote to serve 5-year terms); note - the government may dissolve the parliament and call elections at any timeelections: last held on 7 May 2012 (next to be held by May 2017)election results: percent of vote by party - PLP 48.6%, FNM 42.1%, DNA 8.5%, other.8%; seats by party - PLP 29, FNM 9.
About the unemployment rate, labor force, and poverty line in Bahamas
One of the major problems of the 21st-century economy is the unemployment. Governments are struggling to maintain a low level of the unemployment rate, but as a result of automation, the cheap 3rd world labor and the outsourcing of workflow, these attempts are failing. In Bahamas the labor force is 196,900 (2013 estimate). Please bear in mind that the population in Bahamas is total: 11.7 deaths / 1,000 live births; male: 11.8 deaths / 1,000 live births, female: 11.7 deaths / 1,000 live births (2016 estimate) - as we already mentioned above.
The rate of unemployment in Bahamas is 15% (2014 estimate).
It is widely known that the gap between the rich and poor is widening on an enormous scale.
According to the 2017 shocking Oxfam report, the richest eight people’s fortune is equal to the fortune of the poorest half of the world's population.
In Bahamas, the income of the households and consumption compared to the entire population: lowest 10%: 1% highhest 10%: 22% (2007 estimate).
Another widely used indicator is the so-called GINI index, which measures the inequalities of statistical dispersion, but mainly used for measuring the sharing of income and fortune.
The GINI index is named after its founder Corrado Gini an Italian economist. Gini index has grades between 0-1, but often it is used on a percentage basis. It is 0 if the examined criteria territorial distribution is equal. It is one if the criteria is concentrated on the territory. In Bahamas the GINI index is N/A.
The states usually set up a poverty line, which is more or less is a subjective measure. It varies by country its base is often the minimum pension, the incomes of the poorest 20 percent, the X percent of income per capita Etc.
In Bahamas the people living under the poverty line is lowest 10%: 1% highhest 10%: 22% (2007 estimate).
About the budget and central governments debt of Bahamas
Available budget mainly defines the state's economy. The budget of Bahamas is; revenues: $1.9 billion, expenditures: $2.3 billion (2016 estimate). Taxes and other revenues are 21% of GDP (2016 estimate).
The budget deficit (Budget surplus (+) or deficit (-)) is .
The fiscal year in Bahamas is 1 July - 30 June.
In country’s economy, we have to consider the public debt. Public debt is the consolidated sum of the state local, federal and central governments debt.
Inflation rate and prime lending rate in Bahamas
A few further interesting and important economic data are the fallowing; Inflation rate: 1% (2016 estimate), 1.9% (2015 estimate) and the rate of the Commercial bank prime lending rate: 6% (31 December 2016 estimate).
Export/import partners and data of Bahamas
Bahamas, with the export of products, industrial tools, and other services, generates revenue. The export value in Bahamas is: $880 million (2016 estimate), $800 million (2015 estimate). The total revenue of these activities: crawfish, aragonite, crude salt, polystyrene products.
The most important imported products are: machinery and transport equipment, manufactures, chemicals, mineral fuels; food and live animals, and the countries from where the import is coming: US 22.3%, China 14.8%, Japan 9.5%, Poland 7.7%, South Korea 7.3%, Colombia 6.8%, Brazil 5.6%, Singapore 5.5% (2015).
Renewable energies used in Bahamas
As an attempt to suppress the pollution of the environment, renewable energies has to replace the fossil energy. The more the proportion of renewable energies in a country means more effort against the pollution. Bahamas, the indicator of how much of country’s produced energy is coming from hydroelectric source is 0% of total installed capacity (2012 estimate).
To indicate how much another renewable energy is produced is the 0% of total installed capacity (2012 estimate).
Telecommunication data of Bahamas, calling code
To maintain the economy, the development of a reliable and modern telecommunications infrastructure is crucial. We can say the following about Bahamas; modern facilitiesdomestic: totally automatic system; highly developed; the Bahamas Domestic Submarine Network links all of the major islands; Bahamas Telecommunications Company (BTC) privatized in 2011, but the government reacquired 51% share in 2014international: country code - 1-242; landing point for the Americas Region Caribbean Ring System (ARCOS-1) fiber-optic submarine cable that provides links to South and Central America, parts of the Caribbean, and the US; satellite earth stations - 2 (2015).
Transport infrastructure in Bahamas
In the 21st century, we often say that the world has become small and there are no distances anymore. With widespread air travel when (sometimes) there are no visa restrictions, it is easy to reach other countries, but in case the distance is not too long, we can also use railway or water transportation.
The number of airports in Bahamas: 61 (2013), and the number of heliports: 1 (2013).
The total length of the roadways in Bahamas: total: 2,700 km, paved: 1,620 km, unpaved: 1,080 km (2011).
The total length of the waterways in Bahamas: N/A.
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Facts about Bahamas
Name of the country: conventional long form: Commonwealth of The Bahamas, conventional short form: The Bahamas, etymology: name derives from the Spanish "baha mar," meaning "shallow sea," which describes the shallow waters of the Bahama Banks.
|Abbrevation: Bahamas||Geographic coordinates:
24 15 N, 76 00 W
|Location: Central America and the Caribbean|
|Capital of Bahamas: Nassau||GPS of the Capital:
25 05 N 77 21 W
|Position: chain of islands in the North Atlantic Ocean, southeast of Florida, northeast of Cuba|
|Land area: total: 13,880 sq km; land: 10,010 sq km, water: 3,870 sq km||Terrain: long, flat coral formations with some low rounded hills
||Area comparative: slightly smaller than Connecticut|
|Population: 327,316 (July 2016 estimate)||Population grow rate: 0.83% (2016 estimate)||Sex ratio: at birth: 1.03 male(s) / female, 0-14 years: 1.03 male(s) / female, 15-24 years: 1.03 male(s) / female, 25-54 years: 1 male(s) / female, 55-64 years: 0.81 male(s) / female, 65 years and over: 0.62 male(s) / female, total population: 0.96 male(s) / female, (2016 estimate)|
|Exports: $880 million (2016 estimate), $800 million (2015 estimate)||Imports: $2.495 billion (2016 estimate), $2.585 billion (2015 estimate)||Import partners: US 22.3%, China 14.8%, Japan 9.5%, Poland 7.7%, South Korea 7.3%, Colombia 6.8%, Brazil 5.6%, Singapore 5.5% (2015)|
|Urbanization: urban population: 82.9% of total population (2015)||Major urban area(s): NASSAU (capital) 267,000 (2014)||Median age: total: 31.8 years; male: 30.6 years, female: 32.9 years (2016 estimate)
|Internet users: total: 253,000. Percent of population: 78% (July 2015 estimate)||Telephones (fixed lines): total subscriptions: 120,925. Subscriptions per 100 inhabitants: 37 (July 2015 estimate)||Telephones (mobile, cellular): total: 311,000. Subscriptions per 100 inhabitants: 96 (July 2015 estimate)|
|Unemployment rate: 15% (2014 estimate)||Nationality: Bahamian(s) adjective: Bahamian||National holidays: Independence Day, 10 July (1973)|
|Life expectancy at birth: total population: 72.4 years. Male: 70 years, female: 74.8 years (2016 estimate)||Total fertility rate: 1.95 children born / woman (2016 estimate)||Birthrate: 15.4 births / 1,000 population (2016 estimate)|
|Literacy: N/A||Legal system: common law system based on the English model||Suffrage: 18 years of age, universal|
|Industries: tourism, banking, oil bunkering, maritime industries, transshipment, salt, rum, aragonite, pharmaceuticals||Industrial production growth rate: 1.5% (2016 estimate)||GDP real growth rate: 0.3% (2016 estimate) -1.7% (2015 estimate) -0.5% (2014 estimate)|
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