Latin America & Caribbean

Bahamas profile

Image caption Island beaches are a major attraction for visitors
  • Full name: Commonwealth of the Bahamas
  • Population: 351,000 (UN, 2012)
  • Capital and largest city: Nassau
  • Area: 13,939 sq km (5,382 sq miles)
  • Major language: English
  • Major religion: Christianity
  • Life expectancy: 73 years (men), 79 years (women) (UN)
  • Monetary unit: 1 Bahamian dollar = 100 cents
  • Main exports: Pharmaceuticals, cement, rum, crawfish, refined petroleum products
  • GNI per capita: US $21,970 (World Bank, 2010)
  • Internet domain: .bs
  • International dialling code: +1242