The Bahamas, officially the Commonwealth of The
Bahamas, is an independent, English-speaking country
consisting of 2,387 rocks, 661 cays and 29 islands. It is located in the Atlantic Ocean southeast
of the United States of America; northeast to east of Cuba, Hispaniola (Dominican Republic &
Haiti) and north to east of the Caribbean Sea; and west to northwest of the Turks and Caicos
Islands. Its size is almost 14,000 km2 with an estimated population of 330,000. Its capital is
Nassau. It remains a Commonwealth realm.
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