One of the most well-known nations in the Caribbean region, the Bahamas is actually a Commonwealth of hundreds of island. The chief islands are Grand Bahama, Andros Island, Great Abaco and New Providence, where the national capital, Nassau, is located. The Bahamas have no borders, but to the north west is the US mainland state of Florida, to the south is Cuba, the Dominican Republic and Haiti. With a population of just 313,000 it is the 179th most populous country in the world.
Not that I'm aware. "Bahamas" is thought to come from the Spanish word baja mar (shallow seas) or The Lucayan (indigenous Indians) word ba-ha-ma (large upper, middle island)
lytellis magee 1st December 2010
Have the country ever had a different name?
Ryan 23rd January 2010
The Bahamian flag has 3 different colors. Aquamarine, Gold, and Black. The Aquamarine represents our beautiful water, the Gold represents our sun (or sunny weather), and the black represents our people.
CindyAnn 29th November 2005
The Bahamian flag is a symbol of the country.The black triangle represents the people, the aquamarine represents the sea and the gold stripe represents the sun.
Anthony 12th November 2004
You need more maps of the Bahamas that show about things like population density and languages spoken there.