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Bahamas Travel Guide

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Quick Facts
Capital Nassau
Government constitutional parliamentary democracy
Currency Bahamian dollar (BSD)
Area 13,940 sq km
Population 303,770 (July 2006 est.)
Language English, Creole (among Haitian immigrants)
Religion Baptist 32%, Anglican 20%, Roman Catholic 19%, Methodist 6%, Church of God 6%, other Protestant 12%, none or unknown 3%, other 2%
Electricity 120V/60Hz (North American plug)
Calling Code +1-242
Internet TLD .bs
Time Zone UTC -5

The Bahamas (officially named The Commonwealth of The Bahamas) or The Bahama Islands, is an archipelago consisting of many islands. There are about 2,000 islands if you include the cays which are small islands that are formed on coral reefs. The word Bahamas is of Spanish decent and means 'Shallow Water'


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