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The Bahamas

The Bahamas Background Stats

National tree:

Lignum Vitae

Definitions

  • Daylight Savings Time end date: Rules that determine the date on which daylight savings time ends. Clocks are moved backwards on this date.
  • Daylight Savings Time start date: Rules that determine the date on which daylight savings time begins. Clocks are moved forward on this date.
  • Full name: Full names (translated to english) of the United Nations member states, as of 2014. For a list of full names in the respective original languages of each country, check this link.
  • Independence day date: Date.
  • Land border length: The length of each country's land border. Islands are listed as having a 0.0 km.
  • National anthems: National anthem.
  • Neighboring countries and territories: The countries and territories neighboring each country. "L" means they share only a land border and "M" means they have only maritime boundaries. A blank means they share both.
  • Number of maritime boundary neighbours: Number of states and territories with which each country shares a maritime border. Two countries separated from each other by a body of water have a maritime border with each other.
  • Overview: A geopolitical overview of every sovereign country in the world, briefly examining their recent history and place on the global stage. The texts are taken from the BBC News website.
STAT AMOUNT DATE RANK
Daylight Savings Time end date First Sunday November 2013
Daylight Savings Time start date Second Sunday March 2013
Full name Commonwealth of the Bahamas 2013
Independence day date July 10 1973
Land border length 0.0 2014 183th out of 200
National anthems March On, Bahamaland 2011
Neighboring countries and territories Cuba (M) Haiti (M) United States (M) Turks and Caicos Islands ( United Kingdom ) (M) 2014
Number of maritime boundary neighbours 4 2014 44th out of 171
Overview

An archipelago of 700 islands and islets, the Bahamas attracts millions of tourists each year.

The visitors come to enjoy its mild climate, fine beaches and beautiful forests.

A former British colony and now a Commonwealth member, the country is a major centre for offshore finance and has one of the world's largest open-registry shipping fleets.


Full Article
2013

Citation

"The Bahamas Background Stats", NationMaster. Retrieved from http://www.nationmaster.com/country-info/profiles/The-Bahamas/Background