About Bahamas

Capital Nassau
National Name Lucayan Archipelago bahamas
National Holiday New Year's Day
Language English
Bahamascountry code +1
President Hubert Minnis (2019)
Land Area 10,010 km2
Total Area 10,010 km2
Population 395.1 thousand (2020 est)
Groth Rate 1.2%
Birth rate 1.75/1000
Infant Mortality rate 10.9/1000
Life Expectancy 73.75 years (2018)
Density 39 per Km2
Currency Bahamian dollar
Literacy Rate 93% (2020 est)

HISTORY OF BAHAMAS INTRODUCTION

The Bahamas officially known as the Commonwealth of The Bahamas is a country within the limits of Lucayan Archipelago of the West Indies. The state has more than 700 islands and is located north of Cuba. Nassau is its capital and it covers an area of 470,000 square kilometers. Inhabited by the Lucayans. Columbus was the first one to discover the island. The Spanish enslaved the people from Bahamas to Hispaniola , due to which Bahamas became deserted from 1513 to 1648.The country was under slavery under different rule and finally gained governmental independence in 1973.

EARLY MIGRATIONS:

The Taino people were the first to occupy Bahamas who moved to southern islands from Hispaniola and Cuba which was uninhabited around 800s-1000s A.D . They were known as Lucayan after migration from South America. 30,000 Lucayans were there in Bahamas during the arrival of Columbus.

RELIGION AND LANGUAGE:

The island has majority of Christians. Protestants, Baptists ,Anglicans, Pentecostals ,Seventh-day Adventists, Church of God are some of other communities present in that region. Smaller communities of Jews, Muslims, Hindus, Rastafarians are also present. English is its official language. Bahamian dialect is called as English-based creole language spoken by certain group of people. A French-based creole language called Haitian Creole contribute to 25% of the population.

PLACES TO VISIT:

One must not miss to visit these beautiful places in Bahamas. Grand Bahama, one of the most magnificent places in Bahamas is an stunning island and it finds its place in all itineraries of all travelers. The beach is a meeting spot for many locals and foreigners. Elbow Cay, the place which is quite attractive to Americans and tourists from around the world. Pirate Museum, one of the best places to visit in Bahamas, it has many interesting stories. It is a favorite spot for the pirates owing to its harbor which is useful for planning attacks. Paradise Island, as the name suggests the island has lived up to its name and is indeed a paradise for all those who visit the country hotels and resorts in this area. Andros, the biggest landmass in Bahamas is known for its barrier reef which fascinates many divers to that spot. It is one the places that one must visit to enjoy the splendid view.

Madrasah-i Gawhar Shad
Buzkashi Stadium
Id Gah Mosque.
Ashraf Ghani