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Commonwealth of The Bahamas
Flag of the Bahamas Coat of arms of the Bahamas
Flag Coat of arms
Motto: Forward Upward Onward Together
Anthem: March On, Bahamaland
Royal anthem: God Save the Queen
Location of the Bahamas
Capital Nassau
25°4′N 77°20′W
Largest city Nassau
Official language(s) English
Government Constitutional monarchy
- Queen Elizabeth II
- Governor-General Arthur Dion Hanna
- Prime Minister Perry Christie
Independence From the United Kingdom
- Date July 10, 1973
Area
- Total 13,940 km² (155th)
5,382 sq mi
- Water (%) 28%
Population
- 2005 est. 323,0001 (176th)
- 1990 census 254,685
- Density 21/km² (152)
54.4/sq mi
GDP (PPP) 2005 estimate
- Total 5729 (147)
- Per capita 17,865 (41)
HDI (2003) 0.832 (50th) – high
Currency Bahamian dollar (BSD)
Time zone EST (UTC−5)
- Summer (DST) EDT (UTC−4)
Internet TLD .bs
Calling code +1-242
1 Estimates for this country take into account the effects of excess mortality due to AIDS; this can result in lower life expectancy, higher infant mortality and death rates, lower population growth rates, and changes in the distribution of population by age and sex than would otherwise be expected.
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