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Bahamas, The Geography 2019

SOURCE: 2019 CIA WORLD FACTBOOK AND OTHER SOURCES











Bahamas, The Geography 2019
SOURCE: 2019 CIA WORLD FACTBOOK AND OTHER SOURCES


Page last updated on February 08, 2019

Location:
chain of islands in the North Atlantic Ocean, southeast of Florida, northeast of Cuba

Geographic coordinates:
24 15 N, 76 00 W

Map references:
Central America and the Caribbean

Area:
total: 13,880 sq km
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land: 10,010 sq km
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water: 3,870 sq km
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country comparison to the world: 161

Area - comparative:
slightly smaller than Connecticut

Land boundaries:
0 km

Coastline:
3,542 km
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Maritime claims:
territorial sea: 12 nm
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exclusive economic zone: 200 nm
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Climate:
tropical marine; moderated by warm waters of Gulf Stream
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Terrain:
long, flat coral formations with some low rounded hills

Elevation:
0 m lowest point: Atlantic Ocean
64 highest point: Mount Alvernia on Cat Island

Natural resources:
salt, aragonite, timber, arable land

Land use:
agricultural land: 1.4% (2014 est.)
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arable land: 0.8% (2014 est.)
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permanent crops: 0.4% (2014 est.)
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permanent pasture: 0.2% (2014 est.)
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forest: 51.4% (2014 est.)
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other: 47.2% (2014 est.)
[see also: Land use - other country ranks ]

Irrigated land:
10 sq km (2012)
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Population distribution:
most of the population lives in urban areas, with two-thirds living on New Providence Island where Nassau is located

Natural hazards:
hurricanes and other tropical storms cause extensive flood and wind damage

Environment - current issues:
coral reef decay; solid waste disposal

Environment - international agreements:
party to: Biodiversity, Climate Change, Climate Change-Kyoto Protocol, Desertification, Endangered Species, Hazardous Wastes, Law of the Sea, Ozone Layer Protection, Ship Pollution, Wetlands
signed, but not ratified: none of the selected agreements

Geography - note:
strategic location adjacent to US and Cuba; extensive island chain of which 30 are inhabited


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