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General Facts

Area: 13,878 km2 (5,358 sq miles)

Capital City: Nassau

Population: 391,232 (2016 estimate)

Official Languages: English, Bahamianese

Boarding Countries: None (Island)

Coastline: 3,542 km (2,201 miles)

Currency: Bahamian Dollar (BSD), US Dollar is widely accepted.

Government: Constitutional Monarchy


The climate is pleasantly subtropical, with an average winter temperature of 23°c (73°f) and an average summer temperature of 27°c (81°f). Rainfall averages 127 cm (50 in) and there are occasional hurricanes.

Five Largest Cities/Towns: 

1. Nassau (238,132)

2. Freeport (47,085)

3. West End (13,004)

4. Coopers Town (5,700)

5. Marsh Harbour (3,600 )

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