flag Bahamas Bahamas: Statistical Overview

Capital: Nassau

Population

Total Population: 393,248
Natural Increase: 1.0%
Density: 39 Inhabitants/km²
Urban Population: 83.2%
Ethnic Origins: African descent accounts for nearly 91% of the total population, European and North American descent for about 5% and other ethnic groups (including mixed heritage, Asian and Latino) for around 4%. (Bahamas Department of Statistics)
Official Language: English
Other Languages Spoken: Creole (spoken by Haitian immigrants)
Business Language(s): English
Religion: 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 or unspecified 2.9%, Others 0.8%.

Local Time:

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Exchange Rate on :

National Currency: Bahamian Dollar (BSD)

Country Overview

Area: 13,880 km²
Type of State: Democratic Republic. Member of the Commonwealth.
Type of Economy: High-income economy.
Economy based on tourism and the offshore banking sector
HDI*: 0.790/1
HDI (World Rank): 55/188

Note: (*) The HDI, Human Development Index, is an Indicator Which Synthesizes Several Data Such as Life Expectancy, Level of Education, Professional Careers, Access to Culture etc.


Telecommunication

Telephone Code:
To call from The Bahamas, dial 011
To call The Bahamas, dial +242 
Internet Suffix: .bs
Telephone Lines: 39.0 per 100 Inhabitants
Internet Users: 71.7 per 100 Inhabitants
Access to Electricity: 100% of the Population

Foreign Trade in Figures

 
Foreign Trade Indicators 20172018201920202021
Imports of Goods (million USD) 3,1083,3173,0731,9373,201
Exports of Goods (million USD) 571642669354565
Imports of Services (million USD) 1,7301,6641,6511,1961,655
Exports of Services (million USD) 2,8094,0724,4141,2532,995

Source: WTO – World Trade Organisation, Latest Available Data

 

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