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About The Bahamas

What Makes The Bahamas Unique

The Bahamas is comprised of 700 islands sprinkled over 100,000 square miles of ocean starting just 50 miles off the coast of Florida. The archipelago is an ecological oasis featuring 2,000 breathtaking islands and cays and boasts the clearest water on the planet—with a visibility of over 200 feet. You can see your toes as easily as you can the world’s third largest barrier reef.

With a population of over 300,000, most of whom live on the major islands of New Providence and Grand Bahama, the country has a capable and adaptable work force with an adult literacy rate of 95%. An English speaking country which gained its independence from Britain on July 10, 1973, The Bahamas is one of the most politically stable countries in the world, with a parliamentary democracy that has operated without interruption for 275 years. It has a comprehensive and modern infrastructure with electricity and water. Telecommunications services and facilities are state-of-the-art, with direct international links provided through a 100% digital switching system.

We invite you to explore all of our islands. One step and you’ll realize our beauty extends far beyond our extraordinary natural wonders. It’s the smiles on the faces of the Bahamian people. The unique sounds of our rich culture. The warm hospitality of our heritage and our colorful history.

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