Travel to Bahamas:
Bahamas tourist information with details about travel to and around the islands. Where to
stay and what to see is made easier with insider tips and hand-selected Bahamas links, by
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The capital of The Bahamas is Nassau.
a Map of Bahamas.
The flag of the Commonwealth of The Bahamas has three equal
horizontal bands of aquamarine, gold, and aquamarine, with a black equilateral triangle
based on the hoist side.
Lucayan Indians inhabited the islands when Christopher Columbus
first set foot in the 'New World' on San Salvador in 1492.
British settlement of the islands began in 1647; the islands became a
colony in 1783.
Since attaining independence from the UK 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.
Caribbean - chain of
islands in the North Atlantic Ocean; southeast of Florida, northeast of Cuba.
Acklins and Crooked Islands; Bimini; Cat Island; Exuma; Freeport; Fresh
Creek; Governor's Harbour; Green Turtle Cay; Harbour Island; High Rock; Inagua; Kemps Bay;
Long Island; Marsh Harbour; Mayaguana; New Providence; Nichollstown and Berry Islands;
Ragged Island; Rock Sound; Sandy Point; San Salvador and Rum Cay.
10th July, 1973 (from UK).
Independence Day: 10th July.
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