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Nurse Shark in Exumas, The Bahamas
Nurse Shark in Exumas, The Bahamas

Sharks in Exuma

Nurse shark off the stern of a sailboat in The Bahamas.
Photo by Ryan Geller

BAHAMAS

Carribean

BAHAMAS

Carribean

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Capital: Nassau

Location: chain of islands in the North Atlantic Ocean, southeast of Florida, northeast of Cuba

Government: Commonwealth of The Bahamas

Currency: Bahamian dollars (BSD)

Area: 13,880 sq km

Population: 352,655 (July 2021 est.)

Languages: English (official), Creole (among Haitian immigrants)

Religion: Protestant 69.9% (includes Baptist 34.9%, Anglican 13.7%, Pentecostal 8.9% Seventh Day Adventist 4.4%, Methodist 3.6%, Church of God 1.9%, Brethren 1.6%, other Protestant .9%), Roman Catholic 12%, other Christian 13% (includes Jehovah's Witness 1.1%), other 0.6%, none 1.9%, unspecified 2.6% (2010 est.)

TimeZone: UTC-5

Tel Code: +1242

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