Bahamas is an island country located in Eastern North America where it is bordered by the Caribbean Sea. It encompasses 13,943 km2 of land. The estimated population of Bahamas is more than 395,361.
Find out interesting Bahamas facts and information about this North American country with our fact file for kids. Explore important facts about the climate, currency, flag, continent, geography, landscape, language, people, culture, landmarks, population, location and size of Bahamas.
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Bahamas Fact File: Continent: North America * Country Name(s): Bahamas, Commonwealth of the Bahamas * Location: Caribbean, Eastern North America * Bordering: the Caribbean Sea * Capital City: Nassau * Size: 13,943 km2 * Estimated Population: over 395,361 * Currency: Bahamian dollar (BSD) * Language(s): English * Country Code: +1
Interesting Facts for Kids 1: Size & location facts
Bahamas is located on the continent of North America, it is classed as an island country and is formed of a chain of islands positioned in the Caribbean Sea in Eastern North America. There are seven continents in the world: Asia, Africa, North America, South America, Europe, Antarctica, Australia (Oceania). North America is the third largest continent in the world, it has 23 countries, plus many other territories. It spans a total area of 24,490,000 km2 and forms 16.5% of the world's landmass. Bahamas is an island country that spreads over a total area of approximately 13,943 km2. It is an archipelago of over 700 islands that are scattered across an area of approximately 470,000 km2.
Interesting Facts for Kids 2: Population facts
The population of this North American country is thought to be more than 395,361 people. The majority of Bahamas' inhabitants reside in Nassau which is the country's capital and most populous city, located on the island of New Province. Bahamas has a low population when compared to most other countries across the world, its overall population density is approximately 25 people per sq km. The estimated population of North America is approximately 573,777,000 inhabitants, making it the continent with the third largest population in the world. The continents in order of population, starting with highest population first, are: Asia, Africa, North America, South America, Europe, Australia (Oceania Region) and Antarctica. The total population of the entire world is in excess of 7.6 billion people.
Interesting Facts for Kids 3: Capital & major cities
Bahamas' capital city is called Nassau and it is located on the island of New Province. The names of other major cities situated in this country are Lucaya, Freeport, West End, Cooper’s Town and San Andros.
Interesting Facts for Kids 4: Country borders
The following information provides a guideline to the approximate border lengths of Bahamas:
Coastline 3,542 km.
Interesting Facts for Kids 5: Climate and geography facts
The Bahamas has a semitropical climate with hot and humid summers, and pleasant, cooler winters. The average temperature during the summer is around 29 degrees Celsius and winter around 20 degrees Celsius. The Bahamas is formed of an extensive island chain. The geography of this country consists majorly of low hilly areas and long, flat coral formations. The lowest point of Bahamas is the Atlantic Ocean at 0m, and the highest point of elevation is Mount Alvernia on Cat Island at 64m.
Interesting Facts for Kids 6: Natural Resources of Bahamas
Natural resources can be described as materials and substances found naturally occurring on Earth. Natural resources are very important across the world, and can be exploited for economic gain. The level of resources that occur naturally in an individual country are influenced by varying factors such as the geography, climate and location of that country. Some countries are very rich in natural resources, where as others have limited to none. Countries that have particularly rich resources include Russia, The United States, Saudi Arabia and Canada. Three of the primary uses of natural resources are food, transport and construction. The following examples provide information on the everyday uses of natural resources: Fish occurs naturally in many bodies of water and can be caught for food consumption. Crude oils can be refined into various fuels in order to power vehicles/cars. Wood/timber can be extracted from forests and used to construct houses and furniture. The natural resources found in Bahamas include salt, aragonite, timber, and arable land suitable for growing crops.
Interesting Facts for Kids 7: Language facts
The official language of the Bahamas is English. Creole is spoken widely between Haitian immigrants.
Interesting Facts for Kids 8: Religion facts
The primary religion of Bahamas is Protestant Christian at approximately 69% of the population. Around 12% are Roman Catholic and 13% Christian. The rest of the population either belongs to other religions or no religion at all.
Interesting Facts for Kids 9: Symbols of Bahamas
Every country has its own unique culture, history and identity. Flags, symbols, emblems, mottos, songs, anthems and colors are used by countries across the world to represent national pride and identity. These national symbols are formed through the unique history of a nation and are symbolic of both hardship and prosperity, embodying freedom, strength and unity. Flags, emblems, songs, mottos and colors reflect the past, present and future hopes of a country, and create an important image to the rest of the world. National symbols can include a mixture of things that are symbolic to a country such as animals, birds, flowers, trees, geographical features, tools of agriculture, crops, and tools of war. Here are some important facts on the symbols, songs and colors of Bahamas:
National symbol(s): blue marlin, flamingo, Yellow Elder flower
National colors: aquamarine, yellow and black
National Anthem/Song: March On, Bahamaland!
National Holiday(s): Independence Day, 10 July (1973)
National Motto(s): Forward, Upward, Onward Together