Bahamas BASIC INFOMATION
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|24°53'9"N / 76°42'35"W|
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Creole (among Haitian immigrants)
TYPE A NORTH AMERICAN JAPANESE 2-BLADE|
TYPE B AMERICAN 3-PIN
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The Bahamas covers an area of 13,939 square kilometers. It is located on the Bahamas Islands, the northernmost part of the West Indies, opposite the southeastern coast of Florida, on the north side of Cuba. It consists of more than 700 large and small islands and more than 2,400 reefs and coral reefs. The islands are from northwest to southeast. Extending, 1220 kilometers long and 96 kilometers wide, the main islands are Grand Bahama, Andros, Lucera and New Providence. Only 29 larger islands have inhabitants, and most of the islands are low and flat. , The highest altitude is 63 meters, there is no river, the Tropic of Cancer traverses the central part of the archipelago, and the climate is mild. |
The Bahamas, the full name of the Bahamas, covers an area of 13,939 square kilometers. Located in the Bahamas, the northernmost part of the West Indies. Opposite the southeast coast of Florida, on the north side of Cuba. It is composed of more than 700 large and small islands and more than 2,400 rocks and coral reefs. The archipelago extends from northwest to southeast, 1220 kilometers long and 96 kilometers wide. Only 29 larger islands have inhabitants. Most of the islands are low and flat, with a maximum elevation of 63 meters and no rivers. The main islands are Grand Bahama, Andros, Lucera and New Providence. Only 29 of the larger islands have inhabitants. The Tropic of Cancer runs through the central part of the archipelago and the climate is mild.
The Bahamas has long been inhabited by Indians. In October 1492, Columbus landed on San Salvador Island (Watlin Island) in the central Bahamas during his maiden voyage to the Americas. The first European immigrants arrived here in 1647. In 1649, the British Governor of Bermuda led a group of British to occupy the islands. In 1717 Britain declared the Bahamas as a colony. In 1783, Britain and Spain signed the Treaty of Versailles, which was officially confirmed as British ownership. Internal autonomy was implemented in January 1964. It declared independence on July 10, 1973 and became a member of the Commonwealth.
National flag: It is a horizontal rectangle with a ratio of length to width of 2:1. The flag surface is composed of black, blue and yellow. The side of the flagpole is a black equilateral triangle; the right side is three parallel wide bars, the top and bottom are blue, and the middle is yellow. The black triangle symbolizes the unity of the people of the Bahamas to develop and utilize the land and sea resources of the island country; blue symbolizes the ocean surrounding the island country; yellow symbolizes the beautiful beaches of the island country.
The Bahamas has a population of 327,000 (2006), of which 85% are blacks, and the rest are descendants of European and American whites and ethnic minorities. Official Language is English. Most residents believe in Christianity.
The Bahamas is rich in fishery resources, and the Bahamas is one of the most important fishing grounds in the world. The main crops are sweet, tomatoes, bananas, corn, pineapples and beans. Industries include boat manufacturing, cement, food processing, wine making, and pharmaceutical industries. The Bahamas is one of the richest countries in the Caribbean, and tourism occupies a leading position in the national economy.
Nassau: The capital of the Bahamas, Nassau (Nassau) is located on the north shore of New Providence Island, only 290 kilometers away from Miami in the United States. Nassau has a subtropical climate. In summer, it is regulated by the southeast wind, with an average temperature of about 30℃; in winter, it is affected by the northeast wind with an average temperature of about 20℃. The climate is cooler from January to March, slightly warmer from June to September, and rainy season from May to December. The Bahamas is the place where tropical hurricanes must pass, so Nassau is often threatened by hurricanes from July to October each year. Nassau was a British settlement in the 1630s and developed into a larger town in 1660, which was then called "Charlestown". Named after Nassau, Prince of England in 1690. The city was officially established in 1729, and the name "Nassau" is still used today.
Nassau is the cultural and educational center of the Bahamas. There is the University of Bahamas established in 1974. The famous University of the West Indies has an art department here. In addition, Nassau has Queens College, St. Augustine College, St. John’s College and St Anne’s College.
Nassau has many historical sites and sightseeing spots, such as the Governor's Palace located in Fitzwilliam Hill south of the city. There is a large statue of Columbus in front of the palace to commemorate the great navigator who first boarded the Bahamas; The Rosen Square in the center, where the parliament, courts and government are concentrated; the Black Beard Tower was once a watchtower used by pirates in the past; there is a 38-meter water tower on Bennett Hill in the south of the city, which overlooks the whole of Nassau The city and the entire New Providence Island; in the west of the harbour there is the Charlotte Fortress, which resisted pirates; there is also a "sea park" in the east of Nassau, where visitors can take a glass yacht to enjoy the underwater scenery.