Where is Bahamas?

Located in the North Atlantic Ocean, southeast of Florida, Bahamas is an island nation.The Bahamas disagrees with the United States regarding the alignment of the northern axis of a potential maritime boundary.

Bahamas is a North American country covering 13,880.00 km2 of which 27.88% is water and 10,010.00 km2 is land. This makes it the 40th smallest country in the world and slightly smaller than Connecticut. Its geographic coordinates are 24 15 N, 76 00 W and Nassau is the capital city.

The country's name comes form the Spanish phrase "baha mar", which means "shallow sea".

Its ISO code is BS.


Bahamas has a mean elevation of 0 m above sea level. Its lowest elevation is Atlantic Ocean. Its highest elevation is Mount Alvernia on Cat Island which is 63m above tall.

It has a tropical marine climate that is moderated by the Gulf Stream. Its terrain consists of flat coral formations with a few low rounded hills.


Bahamas has a population of 327,316 making it the 178th largest in the world. Most of the country's population can be found in urban areas.

English is the official language and most common language spoken. The majority ethnic group reported is black. The population is predominantly Protestant, with some Roman Catholics.

The dialing code for the country is -241.


Bahamas is an independent country. It gained independence from the United Kingdom in 1973. Its constitution was last ratified in 1973.


The currency of Bahamas is the Dollar (BSD).

Its major export partners are Poland, Cote d'Ivoire, and the United States. Its main exports are rock lobster, aragonite, and crude salt. Its major import partners are the United States, China, and Japan. Its major imports include machinery and transport equipment, as well as chemicals.

This page was last modified on September 6th, 2017