Interesting Facts about Bahamas
Bahamas Interesting Facts
Bahamas, officially the Commonwealth of The Bahamas, is a country in North America. Here are some interesting facts about Bahamas:
- On July 10, 1973, the Bahamas raised their official flag. The colors of the flag symbolise the image and aspirations of the people. The design shows parts of nature and how the country has grown.
- The Bahamas is a country that is close to the United States, but it doesn't share a border with it.
- The deepest blue hole in the world, "Dean’s Blue" hole is in the Bahamas.
- The Bahamas is a country made up of over 700 islands and cays.
- The capıtal city of the Bahamas is Nassau, and it is on an island called New Providence.
- The Bahamas is a former British colony and gained independence in 1973.
- People in the Bahamas speak in English.
- The Bahamas has the third largest coral reef system in the world.
- Flamingo is the national bird of the Bahamas.
- The Bahamas has the highest number of churches per capita in the world.
- The Bahamas is known for its clear blue waters and white sandy beaches.
- The Bahamas is home to one of the largest underwater cave systems in the world, the Lucayan National Park.
- The Bahamas is the third richest country in the Americas, behind only the United States and Canada.
- The Bahamas collects no tax on income or sales because of its ship registries and heavy reliance on tourism.
- The Bahamas is a country that has the word "The" in its official name. It's one of just 11 countries in the whole world with this kind of name.
- The name Bahamas means shallow sea in Spanish which comes from the word “baja mar”.
- The Bahamas has 14 Olympic medals.
- The Bahamas has a population of around 395,000 people.
- The Bahamas has a rich history of piracy, with famous pirates such as Blackbeard and Calico Jack operating in the area.
- The Bahamas has a tropical climate, with temperatures averaging around 80 degrees Fahrenheit year-round.