interesting facts about Bahamas

October 8, 2009 | In: Countries facts

Bahamas is an archipelago nation of approximately 700 islands, of which 40 are populated. The islands cover an area of about 100,000 square miles.

The name of the state comes from the Spanish word ‘bajamar’, meaning ‘shallow water’ .

The Bahamas were a British colony until 1973 and are now an independent nation within the Commonwealth.

There is NO Legal Drinking Age in the Bahamas.

The Bahamas has a subtropical to tropical climate, and this is tempered significantly by the Gulf Stream.

Bahamas has one of the highest number of churches per capita in the world.

The population of The Bahamas is a little more than 300,000.

There are no rivers in The Bahamas but it is home to the world’s third longest barrier

The most popular viewed sports are football and basketball–the favorite team of most Bahamians being the Miami Dolphins.

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2 Responses to interesting facts about Bahamas



March 13th, 2012 at 9:10 am

i am so going to the bahamas because there is no age limit for going out.



June 28th, 2012 at 4:01 pm

There is a legal drinking age its 18 (Chapter 372, Section 22, subsection (i) of the Statute Laws Bahamas states its an offense to sell it to them). A child under 14 can not even be on the licensed premises where alcohol is sold, even to enjoy the entertainment, without the permission of his parents.

As for your statement about most Bahamians liking the Miami Dolphins, this is completely false. They are a terrible team.

I see the word “fact” is used very loosely here.

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