Before start tour to Caribbean Island Bahamas country first, we know little about it.
The Bahamas is a coral-based archipelago in the Atlantic Ocean. Its 700-plus islands and cays range from uninhabited to packed with resorts.
The northernmost, Grand Bahama, and Paradise Island, home to many large-scale hotels, are among the best known. Scuba diving and snorkeling sites include the massive Andros Barrier Reef, Thunderball Grotto (used in James Bond films) and the black-coral gardens off Bimini.
The Bahamas known officially as the Commonwealth of The Bahamas is a country within the Lucayan Archipelago.
|Currency|| Bahamian dollar (BSD), (US dollars widely accepted) |
|13,878 km2 (5,358 sq mi) (155th biggest country in world)|
|Independence||10 July 1973 ( Independence from the United Kingdom )|
|population||10.7 million people. (1.7 crores=107 lakhs)|
|Ethnic groups||92.7% African, 4.7% European, 2.1% Mixed, 1.9% Other|
- The island’s best-known seafood is Conch.
- The Bahamas is right on the edge of the infamous Bermuda Triangle.
- While the country drives on the left, you can surprisingly find some cars with steering on the left side while some with steering on the right side.
- The island was an established site for drug trafficking in the 1980s. Almost 90% of cocaine is reported to be entering the United States via the Bahamas.
- The Bahamas has the world’s third-largest registry of ships.
- There is no income or sales tax for Bahamas residents. Majority of the government revenue comes from tariffs and import fees.
- Tourism makes about 40-45% of the nation’s economy. It has excellent beaches, flora, fauna and many recreational and resorts facilities.
- Gambling is made legal for non-Bahamians visiting the Bahamas.