Bahamas, The#

In terms of gross domestic product per capita, the Bahamas is one of the richest countries in the Americas (following the United States and Canada).

The Bahamas were the site of Columbus' first landfall in the New World in 1492.

Slavery in the Bahamas was abolished in 1834.

The Bahamas became an independent Commonwealth realm in 1973, retaining Queen Elizabeth II as its monarch.

  • The largest export partner of Bahamas, The is Singapore.
  • The largest import partner of Bahamas, The is US.

Tourist Attraction#

The Bahamas has something for everyone—from vibrant city streets to tropical beaches.

National Facts#

  • The national bird of Bahamas, The is American flamingo.
  • The national sport of Bahamas, The is Sloop sailing.
  • The famous dance of Bahamas, The is Junkanoo.
  • The famous dish of Bahamas, The is Crack conch.
American flamingo, Foto: source: Wikicommons unter CC
American flamingo
Foto: source: Wikicommons unter CC


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