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Bahamas, The

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BAHAMAS, THE
(pronounced - thuh buh-haa-muhz | ðə bəˈhɑːməz)
OFFICIAL NAME: Commonwealth of the Bahamas
DEMONYMS: Bahamian, American, New Worlder
The Bahamas are part of the Caribbean region in the continent of the Americas. The Bahamas' name is believed to have derived from the Spanish word meaning Shallows. It is in the Tropics of Cancer and Capricorn, near the equator and is 13.9 thousand square kilometres in size. The primary language spoken is English, the capital city is Nassau, and the main currency used is the Bahamian dollar.
LGBTQIA+ Equality Index
Medium-Low
LGBTQIA+ Dollar
c.169.5 million
LGBTQIA+ Population
c.9.3 thousand
ALLOW SAME-SEX MARRIAGES
No
RECOGNISE GENDER CHANGE
No
BANNING GAY CONVERSION THERAPY
No

Geography

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CAPITAL

Nassau

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REGION

Caribbean

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CONTINENT

Americas

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HEMISPHERE

Tropics

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AREA

13940

(square kilometers)

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SURROUNDING OCEAN(S)

Atlantic Ocean

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Name in other languages

learn the literal translations of the country’s name in twelve of the most popular languages
English Flag
English
Bahamas, The
Mandarin Flag
Mandarin
巴哈马
Dutch Flag
Dutch
Bahama’s
Spanish Flag
Spanish
Bahamas
Arabic Flag
Arabic
جزر البهاما
Portuguese Flag
Portuguese
Bahamas
French Flag
French
Bahamas
Hebrew Flag
Hebrew
איי בהאמה
Russian Flag
Russian
Багамы
German Flag
German
Bahamas
Hindi Flag
Hindi
बहामास
Japanese Flag
Japanese
バハマ

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LAST UPDATED:  October 11, 2022
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Government

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BAHAMAS, THE
MINISTRY OF FOREIGN AFFAIRS
ministry of foreign affairs
The foreign office or ministry is typically a department within a government that focuses on promoting that particular country and what it represents worldwide. The department will often highlight national security, travel restrictions, visa requirements and all relevant foreign policies
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BAHAMAS, THE
MINISTRY OF HEALTH AND SOCIAL DEVELOPMENT
ministry of health and social development
The health office or ministry is typically a department or organisation within a government that focuses on all things relating to health. The department will often highlight travel restrictions, vaccination requirements, pandemics, outbreaks, and relevant health-related information
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  USEFUL PHRASES | GREETINGS

Common phrases and terms in the local language(s)
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GREETINGS
greeting
HI
hi
HOW ARE YOU?
how are you?
GOOD MORNING
good morning
I'M GOOD, AND YOU?
i'm good, and you?
GOOD AFTERNOON
good afternoon
WHAT IS YOUR NAME?
what is your name?
GOOD NIGHT
good night
MY NAME IS…
my name is ...
WELCOME
welcome
NICE TO MEET YOU
nice to meet you
GOODBYE
goodbye
DO YOU SPEAK ENGLISH?
do you speak english?

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EMERGENCY CONTACTS

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Ambulance
AMBULANCE
ambulance (english)

dial
911 / 919

Call Ambulance Service Now

Police
POLICE
police (english)

dial
911 / 919

Call Police Now

Fire
FIRE
fire (english)

dial
911 / 919

Call Fire Service Now


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  USEFUL PHRASES | EMERGENCY

Common phrases and terms in the local language(s)
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EMERGENCY
emergency
HELP ME
help me
WHERE IS THE NEAREST HOSPITAL?
where is the nearest hospital?
STOP
stop
WHERE IS THE NEAREST PHARMACY?
where is the nearest pharmacy?
HOSPITAL
hospital
WHERE IS THE POLICE STATION?
where is the police station?
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USEFUL INFORMATION

TELEPHONE DIALLING CODE

1 242

INTERNET SUFFIX

.bs

CURRENCY

NAME:
Bahamian Dollar
SYM:
$
DIVISION:
100 cents

ELECTRICITY

VOLTS:
120
HERTZ:
60

ELECTRICAL PLUGS

NUMBER OF PLUG TYPES:
2
PLUGS USED:
Electricity Plug A Electricity Plug B

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CLIMATE

Nassau

Weather information

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MONTHLY AVERAGE TEMPERATURE
MONTHLY AVERAGE TEMPERATURES
The average monthly temperatures are based on the recorded daily highs and lows for the given location
HIGH
The daily high temperatures are an average, based on the recorded high temperatures over many years
01| JAN
26.7°C | 80.1°F
02| FEB
27.4°C | 81.3°F
03| MAR
28°C | 82.4°F
04| APR
29.3°C | 84.8°F
05| MAY
30.8°C | 87.4°F
06| JUN
32.3°C | 90.1°F
07| JUL
33.2°C | 91.8°F
08| AUG
33.4°C | 92.1°F
09| SEP
32.8°C | 91°F
10| OCT
31.2°C | 88.2°F
11| NOV
28.9°C | 84°F
12| DEC
27.6°C | 81.7°F
LOW
The daily low temperatures are an average, based on the recorded lowest temperatures over many years
01| JAN
18.7°C | 65.6°F
02| FEB
18.9°C | 66°F
03| MAR
19.8°C | 67.6°F
04| APR
21.2°C | 70.1°F
05| MAY
22.8°C | 73.1°F
06| JUN
24.9°C | 76.9°F
07| JUL
25.7°C | 78.3°F
08| AUG
25.7°C | 78.3°F
09| SEP
25.3°C | 77.5°F
10| OCT
24.3°C | 75.7°F
11| NOV
21.7°C | 71°F
12| DEC
20.2°C | 68.4°F
SEASONS
Saisons (fr) | Jahreszeiten (de) | Estaciones (es) | Stagioni (it) | Seizoen (du) | Estação (pt)
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Dry SeasonDRY
Saison humide / Saison des pluies (fr) | Regenzeit (de) | Estación lluviosa / Húmeda (es) | Stagione delle piogge (it) | Regentijd (du) | Estação Molhada / Estação Chuvosa (pt)
December-April, June-August
Wet SeasonWET
Saison sèche (fr) | Trockenzeit (de) | Estación seca (es) | Stagione Asciutta (it) | Droge tijd (du) | Estação Seca (pt)
May, September-November
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  USEFUL PHRASES | INSTRUCTIONS

Common phrases and terms in the local language(s)
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INSTRUCTIONS
YES
yes
EXCUSE ME
excuse me
NO
no
PLEASE
please
NO, THANK YOU
no, thank you
SORRY
sorry
MAYBE
maybe
THANK YOU
thank you

TIMEZONE

LAST UPDATED:  Oct 11,2022

TIMEZONE

UTC-5 (America/Nassau)

DST APPLIES

Yes
  DAYLIGHT SAVINGS TIME (DST)
2023
STARTS
Mar 12, 2023
ENDS
Nov 5, 2023
2024
STARTS
Mar 10, 2024
ENDS
Nov 3, 2024

DST ADJUSTMENT

Forward one hour

DST TIMEZONE

UTC-4 (America/Nassau)

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TRAVEL RELATED

AIRPORT STATISTICS

TOTAL NUMBER OF AIRPORTS

33
TOTAL NUMBER OF HELIPORTS

0
TOTAL NUMBER OF SEAPLANE BASES

1

DRIVING

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DRIVE ON WHICH SIDE
Left
INTERNATIONAL DRIVING LICENCE REQUIRED
A valid driving license is accepted
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  USEFUL PHRASES | DIRECTIONS & GUIDANCE

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DIRECTIONS AND GUIDANCE
directions and guidance
HOW DO I GET THERE?
how do i get there?
HOW MUCH IS THAT?
how much is that?
HOW FAR IS IT?
how far is it?
DO YOU ACCEPT CREDIT CARDS?
do you accept credit cards?
WHERE IS THE BATHROOM?
where is the bathroom?
I'M NOT INTERESTED
i'm not interested
WHERE IS THE CLOSEST RESTAURANT?
where is the closest restaurant?
I DON'T UNDERSTAND
i don't understand
HOW MUCH DO I OWE YOU?
how much do i owe you?

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lesbian (english)
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Gay
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Bisexual
bisexual (english)
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Transgender
transgender (english)
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Intersex
intersex (english)
Asexual Flag
Asexual
asexual (english)
Questioning Flag
Questioning
questioning (english)
Community Flag
Community
community (english)
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Gender
gender related (english)
Sexuality Flag
Sexuality
sexuality related (english)
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Non-Binary
non-binary (english)
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Queer
queer (english)
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