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Commonwealth of The Bahamas


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BAHAMAS Commonwealth of The Bahamas

Capital Nassau
Largest City Nassau, New Providence
Land Area 5,359 mi2


  • Total 346,000
  • Density 89.5 people/mi2
  • Growth 1.22% per year
  • Children 25.89%
  • Adult 67.16%
  • Elderly 6.947%

* Statistics by Wolfram|Alpha. "Christianity" is used in the statistical sense and includes Catholics, Protestants, and true Christians.

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The Bahamas, officially the Commonwealth of The Bahamas, is a country consisting of 29 islands, 661 cays, and 2,387 islets (rocks). It is located in the Atlantic Ocean north of Cuba and Hispaniola (Dominican Republic and Haiti), northwest of the Turks and Caicos Islands, and southeast of the United States (nearest to the state of Florida). Its total land area is 5,359 square miles, with an estimated population of 346,000. Its capital is Nassau. Geographically, The Bahamas lie in the same island chain as Cuba, Hispaniola and the Turks and Caicos Islands; the designation of Bahamas refers normally to the commonwealth and not the geographic chain.

Originally inhabited by the Lucayans, a branch of the Arawakan-speaking Taino people, The Bahamas were the site of Columbus' first landfall in the New World in 1492. Although the Spanish never colonized The Bahamas, they shipped the native Lucayans to slavery in Hispaniola. The islands were mostly deserted from 1513 to 1648, when British colonists from Bermuda settled on the island of Eleuthera.

The Bahamas became a Crown Colony in 1718 when the British clamped down on piracy. Following the American War of Independence, thousands of pro-British loyalists and enslaved Africans moved to The Bahamas and set up a plantation economy. The slave trade was abolished in the British Empire in 1807 and many Africans liberated from slave ships by the Royal Navy were settled in The Bahamas during the 19th century. Slavery itself was abolished in 1834 and the descendants of enslaved and liberated Africans form the bulk of The Bahamas's population today.

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Displaying 1-4 of 4 listings in Bahamas


Calvary Baptist Church

Emmanuel E. Rolle
West Ave. (behind Xerox)
Nassau, Bahamas
(242) 328-0287


Liberty Baptist Church

Ricardo Lees, Sr.
Adderly Street Fox Hill
Nassau, Bahamas
(813) 436-8191


Missionary to the Bahamas

Jason & Heather Lowe
P.O. Box N-9243
Nassau, Bahamas, Bahamas


New Testament Baptist Church

Michael Hall
Hepburn Town Eight Mile Rock, P.O. Box F
Freeport, Bahamas 41593
(242) 373-5142