Island Key Sectors

Financial services

Island Description

The Bahamas is a coral-based archipelago in the Atlantic Ocean, comprising 700 islands and cays that range from uninhabited to resort-packed. The northernmost, Grand Bahama, and Paradise Island, home to the sprawling Atlantis resort, are among the best known. Scuba diving and snorkeling sites include the massive Andros Barrier Reef, Thunderball Grotto (of James Bond fame) and the black-coral gardens off Bimini.

Island Key Facts

Official Name: Bahamas
Capital: Nassau
Area: 13,940 sq km
Continent: North America
Population: 377,374 (2013)
Languages: English (official), Creole (among Haitian immigrants)
Currency: Bahamian dollar

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