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  The Bahamas - Geography
The Bahamas are more than 100 islands with a great history.
Their location has made the Bahamas an important part of world history.
For many years, there was even a pirate city in the Bahamas.
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  Bahamas - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
An archipelago of 700 islands and cays (which are small islands), the Bahamas is located in the Atlantic Ocean, east of Florida in the United States, north of Cuba and the Caribbean, and west of the British dependency of the Turks and Caicos Islands.
She is represented in the Bahamas by a Governor-General, appointed on the recommendation of the elected government.
The climate of the Bahamas is subtropical to tropical, and is moderated significantly by the waters of the Gulf Stream, particularly in winter.
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 MSN Encarta - Search View - Bahamas
The Commonwealth of the Bahamas, as the country is officially known, is an independent member of the Commonwealth of Nations.
The population of The Bahamas (2005 estimate) is 301,790.
The Bahamas were ruled by the proprietary governors of the British colony of Carolina from 1670 to 1717, when the British crown assumed direct control of civilian and military affairs.
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 Bahamas   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-28)
An archipelago of 700 islands and cays (or keys), the Bahamas is located in the Atlantic Ocean, east of Florida in the United States, north of Cuba and the rest of the Caribbean, and west of the British dependency of the Turks and Caicos Islands.
She is represented in the Bahamas by a Governor General of the Bahamas, appointed by the monarch herself.
The largest island of the Bahamas is Andros, in the west.
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 Broadmining: Geography   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-28)
Geography is the scientific study of the locational and spatial variation in both physical and human phenomena on Earth.
The quantitative revolution was geography's attempt to redefine itself as a science, in the wake of the revival of interest in science following the launch of Sputnik.
During the time of environmental determinism, geography was defined not as the study of spatial relationships, but as the study of how humans and the natural environment interact.
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 Encyclopedia: Geography of the Bahamas
To the North is the island of Grand Bahama,home to the second largest city in the country, Freeport, Bahamas.
Cat Island is one of the central Bahamas, and one of its districts, and boasts the nations highest point.
Acklins is an island and district of the Bahamas.
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 Geography of The Bahamas   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-28)
The Bahamas is an archipelagic state lying about 50 miles off the coast of Florida extending over 750 miles south-easterly along the coast of Cuba to within 60 miles of Hispaniola.
The waters surrounding The Bahamas are virtually pollution free and are the clearest and most collorful in the world and the islands of The Bahamas boast the spectacular beaches ranging form coral pink to ivory white.
The estimated land area of The Bahamas is 5,383 square miles and unlike many of the regional territories the soil formation in the islands is derived from a limestone and coral base, rather than volcanic.
www.hk-bahamas.de /en/geography.php   (280 words)

 Geography of the Bahamas - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The land on the Bahamas has a foundation of fossil coral, but much of the rock is oolitic limestone; the stone is derived from the disintegration of coral reefs and seashells.
Although the hurricane season officially lasts from June to November, most hurricanes in the Bahamas occur between July and October; as of late 1987, the last one to strike was Hurricane David in September 1979.
The most intense twentieth-century hurricane to strike the Bahamas was in 1929; winds of up to 225 kilometers per hour were recorded.
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 Macmillan Publishers Caribbean, Secondary - Geography - The Bahamas Today
The Bahamas Today is a study of the economic and human geography of The Bahamas emphasizing the interdependency between man and the land in a country covering hundreds of islands stretching from the coast of Florida to Haiti.
The distribution and movement of people in The Bahamas, including the special relationship with the Haitians, is explored while the development and growth of Nassau and Freeport and the problems of conservation and pollution are analyzed.
He has worked in education in The Bahamas for over 11 years and is the author of a number of books and articles on aspects of Bahamian geography and social studies in the Caribbean region.
www.macmillan-caribbean.com /Books/Secondary/bahamtoday.htm   (238 words)

 Background Notes Archive - Western Hemisphere   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-28)
The Bahamas recognizes the British monarch as its formal head of state, while an appointed Governor-General serves as the Queen's representative in The Bahamas.
Remaining challenges are to privatize The Bahamas' costly, inefficient national corporations, provide job retraining for hundreds of workers who will be affected by the change, and to continue creating jobs for new entries in the employment market.
As a neighbor, The Bahamas and its political stability are especially important to the United States.
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 Bahamas | bahamas | Montrosetravel.com - Flights, Tickets, Vacations, Cruises, Cheap Travel, Hotels, Cars, Cheap Tickets
The Bahamas is an archipelago consisting of about 700 islands and Cays and almost 2,400 low, barren rock formations.
However, the Bahamas became a haven for pirates the likes of Edward Teach alias Blackbeard and his cohorts, "Calico" Jack Rackham, Major Bonet (a Frenchman) and the female pirates Mary Reed and Ann Bonney.
Junkanoo is a national festival in the Bahamas and Christmas celebrations include several Junkanoo parades through the streets of the various islands, particularly in the wee hours of the morning on Boxing Day (December 26) and New Year's Day.
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 Caribbean Guide - Bahamas   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-28)
The official currency of The Bahamas is the Bahamian dollar which is fixed to the US dollar at a rate of $1(B) to $1(USD); as a result, there is little restriction on which currency you should use.
Crime in The Bahamas is generally restricted to the non-touristic areas of Nassau, but visitors should nonetheless remain vigilant, as the number of reported crimes has increased over the last several years.
The weather in The Bahamas is fairly stable across the seasons, with temperatures hardly varying from January to July.
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The Commonwealth of The Bahamas is an independent English-speaking 7 nation in the West 1 Indies.
7 She is represented in 8 the Bahamas by a 9 Governor General of 2 the Bahamas, appointed by 1 the monarch herself.
The Bahamas is a stable, 8 developing nation with an 0 economy heavily dependent 1 on tourism and offshore 4 banking.
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 Bahamas Yacht Charter - Executive Yacht Co.
The Islands Of The Bahamas is a 100,000-sq-mile archipelago which stretches over 500 miles of the most crystal clear waters in the world.
With an overwhelming number of ports suitable for yachting the Bahamas is one of the most desirable destinations when it comes to yachting in tropical waters.
The diversity, however, is not limited to the Bahamas geography — it also extends to its population.
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 Bahamas Fast Ferries | Company Information   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-28)
The shareholders, directors and employees of Bahamas Ferries share a common vision for the development of modern marine transportation in The Bahamas.
Bahamas Ferries is revolutionizing inter-island transportation in The Bahamas.
Bahamas Ferries, we believe that inter-island travel should be fun, so we have designed the experience that way.
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 History and Geography of the Bahamas
You might think that Bahamas history has nothing to do with your present Abaco cruise, but certainly an understanding of the history of this colorful land will help you understand how the islands came to be the way they are.
In 1670, the Bahamas were granted to six Lord Proprietors of the Carolinas, being removed from Bermuda’s jurisdiction.
In 1691, Nicholas Trott of Bermuda was appointed Governor of the Bahamas.
www.abacoguide.net /his&geo.htm   (6269 words)

 Bahamas -> Government on Encyclopedia.com 2002   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-28)
Bahamas seeks to boost its lead as chief country of registry, as cruise vessels reflag.
The Islands of the Bahamas: America's Backyard; 58% of Recent Visitors Chose The Bahamas for a Family Vacation or Short Escape.
Bahamas seguira deportando: Exiliados llaman a un boicot
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 Bahamas, The (08/05)
Today, the Bahamas is a major transshipment point for narcotics on the way to the U.S. Bahamians achieved self-government through a series of constitutional and political steps, attaining internal self-government in 1964 and full independence within the Commonwealth on July 10, 1973.
The Bahamas offers attractive features to the potential investor: a stable democratic environment, relief from personal and corporate income taxes, timely repatriation of corporate profits, proximity to the United States with extensive air and telecommunications links, and a good pool of skilled professional workers.
The Commonwealth of The Bahamas became a member of the United Nations in 1973 and the Organization of American States in 1982.
www.state.gov /r/pa/ei/bgn/1857.htm   (3406 words)

 Andros Island, Bahamas, history, geography, facts and activities
Andros Island, some 2300 square miles in size, is perhaps the largest tract of unexplored land in the Western hemisphere.
To the north are hardwood and pine forests--including Andros Pine, Mahogany (Madeira), Horseflesh, and Lignum Vitae; along the east coast are the fishing and diving grounds of the Andros Barrier Reef.
The Andros Barrier Reef, the third largest in the world and the second largest in the western hemisphere, stretches 140 miles along the east coast of the island and rims the Tongue of the Ocean, with its 6,000-foot drop-off.
www.the-bahama-islands.com /androsinfo.html   (760 words)

It is indeed an honour and privilege for the delegation of the Commonwealth of The Bahamas to attend the General Assembly and for me to address this Special Session of the General Assembly for an Overall Review and Appraisal of the Implementation of the Outcome of the United Nations Conference on Human Settlements.
The Bahamas is totally committed to the twin goals of "adequate shelter for all" and "sustainable human settlements development in an urbanizing world".
President, The Bahamas is an archipelago of 700 islands and cays covering approximately 80,000 square miles (215,000 square kilometres) which stretches from the southern tip of Florida in the United States of America, to the eastern tip of Cuba.
www.un.org /ga/habitat/statements/docs/bahamasE.html   (1014 words)

 Economy and Investment in the Bahamas
The population of the Bahamas is 299,000 (July, 2004), mostly concentrated in Nassau, the capital, on New Providence Island, and Freeport.
In 1973 the Commonwealth of the Bahamas became an independent nation and a member of the Commonwealth; it is a member of the UN.
The Bahamas have a National Investment Policy vested in the National Economic Council; it is operated by the Bahamas Investment Authority, which is the first port-of-call for any intending inward investor.
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 History of the Bahamas, The
British settlement of the islands began in 1647; the islands became a colony in 1783.
Since attaining independence from the United Kingdom in 1973, The Bahamas have prospered through tourism and international banking and investment management.
Because of its geography, the country is a major transshipment point for illegal drugs, particularly shipments to the US, and its territory is used for smuggling illegal migrants into the US.
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 Background Notes Archive - Western Hemisphere   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-28)
Exchange rate: Bahamian dollar 1=U.S. *Bahamas' export statistics do not include oil transhipments or the large transactions from the PFC Bahamas (formerly Syntex) pharmaceutical plant located in the Freeport free trade zone.
The government fully operates 161 of the 210 primary and secondary schools in The Bahamas.
The Bahamas hosts U.S. preclearance facilities (U.S. Customs, Immigration, and Agriculture) for travelers to the U.S. at international airports in Nassau, Paradise Island, and Freeport.
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 World Factbook Bahamas, Bahamas Map, Map of Bahamas, Information on Bahamas, Location of Bahamas
The Bahamas is an independent country with over 700 islands, out of which only 30 are inhabited.
A member of the Commonwealth of Nations, The Bahamas is famous for its scenic beauty and is one of the most visited tourist spot in the world.
The Bahamas, comprising of about 700 islands and islets and nearly 2,400 cays and rocks, extends for about 800 km from a point southeast of Palm Beach, Florida, to a point off the eastern tip of Cuba.
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 Geography   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-28)
The Bahama Islands are the result of coral reefs which become dry land when the sea level dropped hundreds of centuries ago.
Geographically considered part of the Caribbean, the archipelago that encompasses the Islands of The Bahamas lies in the Atlantic Ocean, extending more than 650 miles from the eastern coast of Florida to the southeastern tip of Cuba.
The Commonwealth of The Bahamas is a group of some 700 Islands and nearly 2,500 small islets or cays.
www.thebahamasguide.com /facts/geography.htm   (447 words)

 The Bahamas - Geography   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-28)
The Bahamas is an archipelago of approximately 700 flat, lowlying islands in the western Atlantic Ocean.
In addition to the United States and Cuba, neighbors of the Bahamas include Haiti and the Turks and Caicos Islands; both are located to the southeast of the Bahamas.
Although the total land area of the archipelago is 13,934 square kilometers, slightly larger than New Jersey and Connecticut combined, the islands are sprawled over an area of approximately 259,000 square kilometers.
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 Exuma Bahamas Kayaking
The brightest and most beautiful islands of the Bahamas: the Exumas are the location for our Bahamas trips.
The Exumas are a string of 365 sandy jewels set in the bluest water in the world.
This park, which acts as a nursery for the rest of the Bahamas, is a totally protected environment.
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The Bahamas are an archipelago of about 700 islands and 2,400 uninhabited islets and cays lying 50 mi off the east coast of Florida.
In the early 18th century, the Bahamas were a favorite pirate haunt.
The Bahamas were a Crown colony from 1717 until they were granted internal self-government in 1964.
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 bahamas geography
That means that while, yes, this area of weather over the Bahamas could drift towards us and make for a weekend filled with showers and thunderstorms, there is very likely no chance of it becoming a tropical disturbance.
The historical significance of the Government's decision to rename Nassau International Airport in honour of The Bahamas' first Prime Minister, the late Sir Lynden Pindling, cannot be understated.
Indeed, the vast majority of Bahamians — if they are honest in their assessment of Sir Lynden's contributions to this country — would agree that no single person in the modern-day history of The Bahamas had a greater impact on the social and political transformation of the country than Sir Lynden did.
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