Welcome to Bahamas
Bahamas

Government
Bahamas Government

Attorney General and Ministry of Legal Affairs

Population
393,244
Latest population

Capital
Nassau

Independence Day
July 10 1973

Bahamas National Anthem
English Translation
Lift up your head to the rising sun, Bahamaland;
March on to glory, your bright banners waving high.

See how the world marks the manner of your bearing!
Pledge to excel through love and unity.

Pressing onwards, march together
to a common loftier goal;

Steady sunward, tho' the weather
hide the wide and treachrous shoal.

Lift up your head to the rising sun, Bahamaland,
'Til the road you've trod lead unto your God,
Source

Currency
Bahamian Dollar
BSD

Emergency numbers
911

Languages
English
Creole

Police, Political parties

Bahamas Police
Agency overview : Formed 1 March 1840
Legal personality : The Royal Bahamas Police, Commissioner of Police

Operational structure : Commissioner and seven Assistant Commissioners.
Headquarters : Central police station of the RBPF in Nassau

Website : http://www.royalbahamaspolice.org/

For detailed and more information, see the source

Bahamas Political parties
Progressive Liberal Party
Progressive Liberal Party (PLP)
Founded : 1953
Website : www.myplp.org

Democratic National Alliance (Bahamas)
The Democratic National Alliance (DNA)
Founded : 2011
Website : http://www.mydnaparty.org/

Free National Movement
Free National Movement (FNM)
Founded : 1971
Website : http://ourfnm.org/

Interesting facts
Pink Sands Beach, Harbour Island The pink sand of Pink Sands Beach, on Harbour Island the Bahamas, comes from Foraminifera, a microscopic marine animal with a bright pink or red shell.

Mount Alvernia, Cat Island Mount Alvernia, on Cat Island, rises 63 metres in altitude and is the highest peak in the Bahamas.

Underwater cave systems During the glacial period, the sea level was as low as 250 feet below its present level. During this time, the limestone that forms the islands was eroded by acid rain, which ended up cutting hundreds of systems of vertical and horizontal caves that are now below the islands.

The name “Bahamas” The name “Bahamas” comes from the Spanish words “baja mar”, meaning shallow water or sea.

The indigenous people The first people that inhabited the island were called the Tainos.

Dean’s Blue Hole, West of Clarence Town, on Long Island

Plunging 202 metres into the sea, it’s the deepest blue hole in the world.

The national symbols The yellow elder is the national flower, the Lignum Vitae (tree of life) is the national tree, the flamingo is the national bird and the blue marlin is the national fish.

Nassau was a popular haven for pirates of the Caribbean in the 18th Century (no, not the movie, the real deal folks!)

Versailles Gardens, Paradise Island Versailles Gardens on Paradise Island is one of the most popular place to get married in the Bahamas.

Lucayan National Park, Grand Bahama Island The longest (known) underwater cave system in the world can be found in Lucayan National Park, on Grand Bahama Island.