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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
Worldatlas.com

The Bahamas
World Factbook

The Bahamas - General Information
Encyclopedia.com

Travel Info for The Bahamas
Travelnotes.org

The Bahamian Embassy
in Washington D.C.

The Bahamian Government Web Sites
by Gunnar Anzinger


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