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Capital: Nassau


Total Population: 391,232
Natural Increase: 1.1%
Density: 39 Inhabitants/km²
Urban Population: 83.0%
Ethnic Origins: African descent about 90%, European and North American descent about 5%, other (including Asian and Latino) about 5%
Official Language: English
Other Languages Spoken: Creole (spoken by Haitian immigrants)
Business Language(s): English
Religion: 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%, Others 0.8%.
National Currency: Bahamian Dollar (BSD)
Exchange rate (average of the last 30 days):
1 BSD = 0.8565 EUR

Country Overview

Area: 13,880 km²
Type of State: Democratic Republic. Member of the Commonwealth.
Type of Economy: High-income economy.
Economy based on tourism and the offshore banking sector
HDI*: 0.790/1
HDI (World Rank): 55/188

Note: (*) The HDI, Human Development Index, is an Indicator Which Synthesizes Several Data Such as Life Expectancy, Level of Education, Professional Careers, Access to Culture etc.


Telephone Code:
To call from The Bahamas, dial 011
To call The Bahamas, dial +242 
Internet Suffix: .bs
Telephone Lines: 39.0 per 100 Inhabitants
Internet Users: 71.7 per 100 Inhabitants
Access to Electricity: 100% of the Population

Foreign Trade in Figures

Foreign Trade Indicators 20122013201420152016
Imports of Goods (million USD) 3,3863,1663,3092,7802,340
Exports of Goods (million USD) 984955859520440
Imports of Services (million USD) 1,5221,6151,7131,1941,640
Exports of Services (million USD) 2,6482,6312,6712,6952,822

Source: WTO – World Trade Organisation, 2017


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