It covers a total area of 5,382 square miles (13,940 square kilometers), consisting of 3,865 square miles of land and 1,494 square miles of water.
Flag of The Bahamas
4. Where exactly are The Bahamas?
Should you wish to aim your boat for paradise, the coordinates for the Bahamas are 25.0667° N, 77.3333° W!
5. The islands aren’t that densely populated.
Bahamas’ population was 393,248 in 2020.
6. What is the capital of The Bahamas?
Nassau is the capital and covers an area of 80 square miles (207 square kilometers) and has a population of 266,100 (2016).
7. The Bahamas have varied terrain.
The terrain here is mainly low, flat coral formations with stunning sandy beaches and tropical foliage.
8. Yes – it’s seriously warm out here!
Bahamas enjoys a semi-tropical climate with warm weather all year round, with the summer months being more humid and susceptible to rain and warm waters lapping onto its shores. Let’s head off right now…!
9. The islands aren’t exactly mountainous.
With a highest point of only 206 feet (63 meters), the Bahamas are easy to navigate, meaning you can choose a different beach each day! We can think of worse decisions to make!
10. There’s good life expectancy here.
The average life expectancy here is 73.75 years (2018).
11. The islands’ name is actually Spanish.
The name ‘Bahamas‘ comes from the Spanish words ‘baja mar’, which translates as shallow water or sea.
12. Look before you leap!
This stunning country is home to the deepest blue hole in the world, Dean’s Blue Hole, at an unimaginable 202 meters deep!
13. The money here is similar to USD.
The currency of Bahamas is the Bahamian Dollar and is equivalent to the US Dollar, which is also widely accepted here.
14. Forget swimming with dolphins…
If swimming with pigs takes your fancy, just head down to Pig Beach!
15. You likely already speak the language of The Bahamas.
Bahamas’ official languages are English and Creole.
16. It’s a botanical paradise.
Plant lovers unite! There are 120 species of plants that are found exclusively in Bahamas!
17. The islands are also well-loved by divers.
If you lovescuba diving, you’ll be spoilt for choice because there’s a network of caves underneath the islands, created by acid rain when the sea levels were far lower than they currently are. Oh how we want to explore!!