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A Guide to Living in The Bahamas

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A Guide to Living in The Bahamas. Known officially as the Commonwealth of The Bahamas, The Bahamas is an archipelagic state consisting of more than 700 islands, cays, and islets in the Atlantic Ocean. Below is a brief overview of our beautiful country.

DEMOGRAPHICS
The Bahamas is a chain of 700 islands and cays, approximately 30 of which are inhabited. The population is estimated to be slightly more than 300,000 people, most of whom reside on New Providence, Grand Bahama, Abaco and Eleuthera Islands. The Bahamian archipelago begins about 50 miles off the coast of Florida and stretches for 550 miles to the Southeast. The Bahamas is an independent, English-speaking country with an adult literacy rate among the best in the world (95%).

INFRASTRUCTURE
The Bahamas has comprehensive and modern infrastructure, with electricity and water in abundant supply. Telecommunications services and facilities in the Bahamas are state-of-the-art, with direct international links provided through a 100% digital switching system.

MAIN ISLANDS
New Providence (pop. 241,200); Grand Bahama (pop. 61,300); Abaco (pop. 17,224); Eleuthera (pop. 11,165); Exuma (pop. 7,314); Andros (pop. 8,000).

CURRENCY
The official currency of the Bahamas is the Bahamian dollar. The Bahamian dollar is equal in value to the U.S. dollar, and the two are used inter-changeably throughout the islands.

GOVERNMENT
The Bahamas has an extremely stable and pro-business Government, with the longest running uninterrupted democracy in the Western Hemisphere (over 280 years). On July 10, 1973, The Bahamas gained its independence from Great Britain and remains a fully democratic nation, governed by its own Parliament and Constitution. The Constitution of the Bahamas proclaims the islands as a sovereign democratic state, sets forth requirements for citizenship and guarantees fundamental human rights. The Bahamas retains its ties with the Commonwealth of Nations (formerly the British Commonwealth) and also retains the British monarch as its figurative head of state.

For more information about The Bahamas, visit The Commonwealth

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