The Bahamas (officially named The Commonwealth of The Bahamas), or The Bahama Islands, is an archipelago consisting of many islands in the Atlantic Ocean east of Florida. The country is made up of about 2,000 islands if you include the cays, which are small islands that are formed on coral reefs. Not densely populated, the Bahamas is renowned for its natural beauty, unique culture, and is a popular tropical vacation destination.
|Currency||Bahamian dollar (BSD)|
|Population||377.3 thousand (2013)|
|Electricity||120 volt / 60 hertz (Type A, Type B)|
|Emergencies||+1-919 (emergency medical services, police, fire department)|
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The word Bahamas is of Spanish origin and means “Shallow Water”.