Bahamas

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Commonwealth of The Bahamas

Capital

Nassau

Official language (s)

English 

Area

13.878 km2

Population

353.658

Ethnic groups

85% - African Bahamians
12% - European Bahamians
3% - Asians and Hispanic 

Major cities
(with population)

Nassau - 238.132
Freeport - 47.085
West End - 13.004
Coopers Town - 9.069

Currency (-ies)

Bahamian dollar (BSD), subdivided into 100 cents 

Main religion (s)

35% - Baptist
15% - Anglican
14% - Roman Catholic 

Time zone (s)

GTM – 05

Dialing code

+1-242 

Climate

The Bahamas has a semitropical climate with two seasons:
(1.) The winter season from December to April and
(2.) the summer season from May to November, with relative humidity ranging from 60 to 100%.
Average annual precipitation is 1.320 mm (52 inches) and most rainfall occurs between May to June and September to October. The hurricane season which lasts from June to November does experience gale force winds, although normally wind rarely exceeds 24 km/ph (15 mph). Average temperature ranges in Nassau are from 18 to 25°C (64 to 77°F) in February to 24 to 32°C (75 to 90°F) in August.
While there has never been a freeze reported in The Bahamas, the temperature can fall as low as 2-3°C (35,6 to 37,4°F) during Arctic outbreaks that affect nearby Florida. 

Administrative division

The Bahamas is a country consisting of more than 3.000 islands, cays, and islets.
There are a total of 32 local government districts in Bahamas: 13 second-schedule districts, which are further sub-divided into town areas, and 19 third-schedule districts, which are all unitary authorities.

Major airports

Nassau: Lynden Pindling International Airport (NAS)
Freeport: Grand Bahama International Airport (Freeport Int'l) (FPO)
Marsh Harbour: Marsh Harbour Airport (MHH)
Treasure Cay: Treasure Cay Airport (TCB)
Rock Sound: Rock Sound International Airport (RSD)
North Eleuthera: North Eleuthera Airport (ELH)







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