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The Bahamas

Makeup of The Bahamas...................The Bahamas is made up of many islands and cays, the more prominent islands being Abaco, Acklins, Andros, Berry Islands, Bimini, Cat Island, Crooked Island, Eleuthera, Exuma, Grand Bahama, Harbour Island, Inagua, Long Island, Mayaguana, New Providence, Ragged Island, Rum Cay, San Salvador and Spanish Wells.

The capital of The Bahamas................Nassau, located on the island of New Providence

Largest island in The Bahamas.............Andros (area = 2,300 square miles) 

Smallest inhabited island....................Spanish Wells (area = 1/2 square mile)

Longest island in The Bahamas............Eleuthera (110 miles long)

Highest point in The Bahamas.............Located on Cat Island, Mount Alvernia (formerly Como Hill) is 206ft. high.

New World Discovery.......................Christopher Columbus landed in The Bahamas on San Salvador in October 12th,1492 (Discovery Day)

Bahamian Independence....................July 10th,1973

First Prime Minister..........................Sir Lynden Oscar Pindling

Main Industry of The Bahamas.............Tourism

 

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