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General


Population: 313,312 (2011)
Land Area: 13,940 sq km
Natural Resources: Salt, aragonite, timber, arable land
Capital: Nassau
Political System: Constitutional Parliamentary Democracy
State Leader: Hubert A. Ingraham (2007)
Languages: English
Currency: Bahamian Dollar (BSD)
Major Religions: Baptist 35.4%, Anglican 15.1%, Roman Catholic 13.5%, Pentecostal 8.1%, Church of God 4.8%, Methodist 4.2%, Other Christian 15.2%, None 2.9%, Other 0.8%
Major Ethnicities: African 85%, Caucasian 12%, Asian and Hispanic 3%
Life Expectancy: 71.18 years (2011)

Economy


GDP Official Exchange Rate: 7.538 billion (2010)
GDP Purchasing Power Parity: 8.878 billion (2010)
GDP Per Capita (PPP): 28,600 (2010)
GDP Growth Rate: -0.5% (2010)
GDP Structure: Agriculture 1.2%, Industry 14.7%, Services 84.1% (2001)
Labour Force By Occupation: Agriculture 5%, Industry 5%, Tourism 50%, Other Services 40% (2005)
Industries: Tourism, banking, cement, oil transhipment, salt, rum, aragonite, pharmaceuticals, spiral-welded steel pipe
Agriculture Products: Citrus, vegetables; poultry
Human Development Index: 0.771 (53rd)
Tourism Revenue: 687 million (2001)
Unemployment Rate: 7.6% (2006)

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Army Size: 610 (2004)
Budget: 0.5% of GDP (2006)

Current Situation

 

The Bahamas is located in the Atlantic Ocean, it is bordered by the United States, Cuba, the Dominican Republic, Haiti, and the British Turks and Caicos Islands. The Bahamas' economy is based on tourism and banking, it also has the third highest GDP per capita in the western hemisphere.

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Sources

CIA World Factbook: The Bahamas
Wikipedia: The Bahamas
http://hdrstats.undp.org/en/countries/profiles/BHS.html

Updated on: December 1, 2011