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The archipelago of the Bahamas is made up of about 700 islands and islets, of which only about thirty are inhabited; it is located in the Atlantic Ocean, occupying a front of over 1000 km between Florida and the islands of Cuba and Hispaniola. The main islands are Grande Bahama, Abaco, Eleuthera, New Providence, Andros, Cat, Exuma, Long, Acklins, Great Inagua, Mayaguana and San Salvador (Guanahani). First territory of the New World encountered by Christopher Columbus on its route to the Indies, the Bahamas constitute a natural bastion of particular strategic and commercial importance between the Atlantic and the Caribbean region. The representatives of the islands, however, defended the “Atlantic” nature of the archipelago and never participated in federative attempts among the other British possessions of the West Indies, thus maintaining a certain distance from the Antilles. The population is mainly composed of blacks of African descent and mestizo. According to COUNTRYAAH, Bahamas is a nation in North America, the capital city of which is Nassau. The latest population of Bahamas is 393,255. TRANSPORTHINT: Lists and descriptions of main religions and beliefs in Bahamas, including religion demographics and statistics on Christianity, Islam, Judaism, etc.

A former British colony, the Bahamas have been an independent state since 1973 within the Commonwealth; head of state is the sovereign of the United Kingdom represented by a governor general. Legislative power rests with the Parliament, which is renewed every 5 years and is made up of the Chamber of Deputies (elected by direct suffrage) and the Senate (whose members are appointed by the governor on the advice of the prime minister). The governor appoints the prime minister, who exercises executive power with the other ministers and is accountable to parliament. The system of law in use is based on the Common Law British. There are different levels of judgment: Courts of first instance, a Court of Appeal and a Supreme Court. The death penalty is in effect. The armed corps present are represented by sea, air and land forces; military service is voluntary. Education is compulsory from 5 to 16 years of age and free in public schools, but the illiteracy rate in 2010 was still 4.2%. Primary school begins at 5 years of age and lasts for six years. The secondary starts at 11 years of age and lasts another six years and is divided into two three-year cycles. Higher education is given in several colleges and at the University of West Indies, which has its branch in Nassau.

The islands, lying on a wide submarine platform with an average depth of 100 m, are favored by a mild climate all year round, with average temperature values ​​of 21-22 ºC in the winter months and 28 ºC in the summer months; rainfall (1200 mm per year) usually occurs in the form of sudden and violent downpours.

Bahamas Travel Facts

Based on map by DigoPaul, the Bahamas is an island paradise in the Atlantic Ocean located southeast of the United States. Geographically it belongs to Central America. Only about 30% of the more than 700 islands in the Bahamas are inhabited. A trip to the island can be perfectly combined with a Florida vacation. Capital… Read More »

GMAT Test Centers in Bahamas

GMAT Testing Location We have found 1 GMAT test centre in Bahamas, located in Nassau. For specific test dates of 2019, please refer to the end of this page. The College of The Bahamas Oakes Field Campus Thompson Boulevard Room 18 Bahamas Tourism Training College Nassau Bahamas Phone: 242-302-4462 Test Center Information Driving on Thompson Blvd,… Read More »

TOEFL Test Centers in Bahamas

The TOEFL iBT test is offered in this location. The list below shows testing regions, fees and dates as of February 15, 2019, but availability may change when you register. Fees are shown in US$ and are subject to change without notice. To find the most up-to-date list of available test centers (including addresses), dates and times, click the button… Read More »