The Bahamas is a coral-based archipelago in the Atlantic Ocean. Its 700-plus islands and cays range from uninhabited to packed with resorts. The northernmost, Grand Bahama, and Paradise Island, home to many large-scale hotels, are among the best known. Scuba diving and snorkeling sites include the massive Andros Barrier Reef, Thunderball Grotto (used in James Bond films) and the black-coral gardens off Bimini.Languages: English (official), Creole (among Haitian immigrants) Ethnic Groups: black 85%, white 12%, Asian and Hispanic 3% Belief Systems: Baptist 35.4%, Anglican 15.1%, Roman Catholic 13.5%, Pentecostal 8.1%, Church of God 4.8%, Methodist 4.2%, other Christian 15.2%, none or unspecified 2.9%, other 0.8% Demographics: Population: 359142 people (World Rank: 179th) (2014 estimate)
Population Density: 92.9 people/mi^2 (People per Square Mile) (World Rank: 178th) (2014 estimate)
Population Growth: 1.13 %/yr (World Rank: 117th) (2013 estimate)
Life Expectancy: 75.2 years (World Rank: 94th) (2013 estimate)
Median Age: 30.9 years (World Rank: 70th) (2010 estimate)
Sites for More Information:
Map of The Bahamas
The Bahamian Embassy
in Washington D.C.
The Bahamian Government Web Sites
Directory of government Web sites and other links
by Gunnar Anzinger.
Travel Info for The Bahamas