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Map of The Bahamas

Map of Bahamas.

The capital of The Bahamas is Nassau.

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Bahamas Flag

Flag of Bahamas.

The flag of the Commonwealth of The Bahamas has three equal horizontal bands of aquamarine, gold, and aquamarine, with a black equilateral triangle based on the hoist side.

Bahamas - Background Information

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 have prospered through tourism and international banking and investment management.

Because of its geography, the country is a major transshipment point for illegal drugs, particularly shipments to the US, and its territory is used for smuggling illegal migrants into the US.


Caribbean - chain of islands in the North Atlantic Ocean; southeast of Florida, northeast of Cuba.

Administrative Divisions

21 districts:

Acklins and Crooked Islands; Bimini; Cat Island; Exuma; Freeport; Fresh Creek; Governor's Harbour; Green Turtle Cay; Harbour Island; High Rock; Inagua; Kemps Bay; Long Island; Marsh Harbour; Mayaguana; New Providence; Nichollstown and Berry Islands; Ragged Island; Rock Sound; Sandy Point; San Salvador and Rum Cay.


10th July, 1973 (from UK).

National Holiday

Independence Day: 10th July.

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