The Bahamas

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The Bahamas, officially the Commonwealth of The Bahamas, is an independent, sovereign, English-speaking country consisting of two thousand cays and seven hundred islands that form an archipelago. The origin of the name "Bahamas" is unclear. It may derive from the Spanish baja mar, meaning "shallow seas"; or the Lucayan word for Grand Bahama Island, ba-ha-ma "large upper middle land". While there has never been a freeze reported in the Bahamas, the temperature can fall as low as 2-3°C during Arctic outbreaks that affect nearby Florida. Snow has been reported to have mixed with rain in Freeport in January, 1977, the same time that it snowed in the Miami, FL area.

Established
10/7/1973
Joined Commonwealth
1973
Capital City
Nassau
Demonym
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Bahamians
Country motto
"Forward, Upward, Onward Together"
Size
5358 square miles.
Population
309,156
Population density
Based on figures from 2009 est.
per square kilometre. (World ranking: )
GDP
At purchasing power parity based on figures from 2008
$9189000000 (World ranking:152)
Human Development Index
The Human Development Index is a combined measure of life expectancy, literacy, educational attainment, and GDP per capita for countries worldwide. Figures closer to 1 indicate a greater score on the Human Development Index. The figure given below is based on figure from 2008.
.854 (World ranking:49)
Currency Code
BSD
Country calling code
1242
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