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Bahamas

Chain of Caribbean islands in the North Atlantic Ocean southeast of Florida

Country Fact Sheet
Capital Nassau
Surface 13,940 sq km
Currency Bahamian dollar (BSD)
GDP Purchasing power parity $9,189 billion
GDP/Capita (PPP)- $ 29,900
Language English, Creole (Haitian immigrants)
Religion Christian
Government

constitutional parliamentary democracy

Time Zone Greenwich Mean Time/UTC -5 hours 
Telecom Code Area code +1 242 and local 7-digit number
Airport

Grand Bahama Airport (FPO/MYGF) - Nassau International Airport (NAS/MYNN) - Rock Sound Airport (RSD/MYER)

Driving On the left hand side of the road, license required
Electrical Standard North American l20volt
Political Climate Stable country
Population 307451 people
History

The Arawak Indians were the first to populate St Lucia, but were decimated by the Caribs. Columbus who succeeded to the British in1647, was the first European to discover the island in 1492. British settlement of the islands began; and The Bahamas became a British colony in 1783.

The Bahamas obtained their independence from the UK in 1973. Since then the country have achieved significant economic growth through tourism and international banking and investment management

Local Business & Service Providers
Accommodation
» Sheraton Nassau Beach Resort
Automotive services
» BUDGET Nassau
Business travel
» Executive Tours Bahamas
Corporate incentives
Financial services
» Guaranty Trust bank limited
Financial Technology
» FTPartners
Intellectual Property
» FamGuard Corporation Limited
Legal and fiduciary
» T.A. Thompson & Co.
Lifestyle
» Graycliff
Technology
Local Radio
» 100.3 100 Jamz - Nassau (New Providence) BS
» 102.9 Island 102.9 FM - Nassau (New Providence) BS
» 104.5 Power 104.5 (ZNS FM) - Nassau (New Providence) BS
» 107.1 ZNS-1 - Nassau (New Providence) BS
» 1240 R.Bahamas Northern Srv. (ZNS3) - Freeport (Grand Bahama) BS
» 1540 Radio Bahamas (ZNS1) - Nassau (New Providence) BS
» 810 R.Bahamas Northern Srv. (ZNS3) - Freeport (Grand Bahama) BS
» 89.9 Splash FM - Spanish Wells BS
» 93.5 Radio Abaco - Abaco BS
» 94.9 94-More FM - Nassau (New Providence) BS
» 96.1 Cool FM - Freeport (Grand Bahama) BS
» 97.5 Love 97 FM - Nassau (New Providence) BS
Local Weather Forecast
» BBC Weather
» Reuters
Government Agencies
» Bahamas Environment, Science and Technology (BEST) Commission
» Bahamas Film & Television Commission
» Bahamas Financial Services Board (BFSB)
» Bahamas International Securities Exchange (BISX)
» Bahamas Investment Authority
» Bahamas Maritime Authority
» Bahamas Out Islands Promotion Board
» Government of the Bahamas
» Grand Bahama Island Tourism Board
» Ministry of Tourism
» National Insurance Board
» Office of the Prime Minister
» Securities Commission of the Bahamas
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