Bahamas Travel Information

Country Information

Area: 13,939 sq km (5382 sq. miles) (slightly smaller than Connecticut)

Population: 305 655 (2008)

Capital: Nassau

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% (Approx)

Time Zone: GMT -5

Electricity: 120V AC, 60Hz

Passport: Valid passport required by all except Canada and the USA

Currency: Bahamian Dollar (Ba$) = 100 cents

Health: Special precautions - Typhoid & Polio

Climate: Slightly cooler than other Caribbean New York, NY 10022
island groups. Temperature range: 16-34(C)

98.2% total, 98.5% male, 98% female (2005 est.)

tourism, banking, cement, oil refining and transshipment, salt, rum, aragonite, pharmaceuticals, spiral-welded steel pipe
Agriculture:citrus, vegetables; poultry

International Dialling Code: 1+809

Travelling in Disaster Prone Areas

Geography of the Bahamas:

The Bahamas consists of 700 low-lying islands and cays. The whole archipelago extends 970 km southeastward from the coast of Florida, surrounded by clear, colorful waters.The Bahamas are renowned for fabulous weather, finding great holiday and honeymoon vacation packages are a breeze.

On the more developed islands, cultivation has produced exotic flowers. On some islands there are large areas of pine forest, rocky land, swamp and unspoilt beaches.

Map of Bahamas

map of Bahamas