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Flag

Coat of Arms

Territory
13,878 km2 (155th)

Capital
Nassau

Language
English

Motto
'Forward, Upward, Onward, Together'

National Flower
Yellow Elder (Tecoma stans)

National Animal
Flamingo (Phoenicopterus roseus)






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Bahamas Flag

Bahamas, referred to formally as the Commonwealth of The Bahamas, is a nation inside the Lucayan Archipelago. The archipelagic state comprises of in excess of 700 islands, cays, and islets in the Atlantic Ocean, and is found north of Cuba and Hispaniola (Haiti and the Dominican Republic), northwest of the Turks and Caicos Islands, southeast of the U.S. territory of Florida, and east of the Florida Keys. The capital is Nassau on the island of New Providence. The assignment of "the Bahamas" can allude either to the nation or to the bigger island chain that it imparts to the Turks and Caicos Islands. The Bahamas is the site of Columbus' first landfall in the New World in 1492. Around then, the islands were occupied by the Lucayans, a part of the Arawakan-speaking Taíno individuals. In spite of the fact that the Spanish never colonized The Bahamas, they transported the local Lucayans to subjection in Hispaniola. The islands were for the most part betrayed from 1513 until 1648, when English homesteaders from Bermuda settled on the island of Eleuthera. The Bahamas turned into a free Commonwealth domain in 1973, holding the British ruler, at that point and as of now Queen Elizabeth II, as its head of state.


Coat of Arms


Bahamas Coat of Arms

Territory


Bahamas Map

13,878 km2 (155th)


Capital


Bahamas Capital

Nassau

Nassau is the capital and business focus of the Commonwealth of the Bahamas. The city is situated on the island of New Providence, which works much like a business area. Nassau is the site of the House of Assembly and different legal offices and was considered truly to be a fortress of privateers. The city was named to pay tribute to William III of England, Prince of Orange-Nassau, getting its name from Nassau, Germany.


Languague


Bahamas Languague

English



Motto


Bahamas Motto

'Forward, Upward, Onward, Together'



National Flower of Bahamas


Bahamas National Flower

Yellow Elder (Tecoma stans)

Tecoma stans is a types of blossoming lasting bush in the trumpet vine family, Bignoniaceae, that is local to the Americas. Regular names incorporate yellow trumpetbush, yellow ringers, yellow senior, ginger-thomas. Tecoma stans is the official bloom of the United States Virgin Islands and the flower insignia of The Bahamas. Is an alluring plant that is developed as an elaborate. It has forcefully toothed, pinnate green leaves and bears substantial, conspicuous, brilliant yellow trumpet-molded blossoms. It is dry spell tolerant and develops well in warm atmospheres. The blossoms draw in honey bees, butterflies, and hummingbirds. The plant produces cases containing yellow seeds with papery wings. The plant is attractive grub when it develops in fields munched by animals. Yellow trumpetbush is a ruderal animal varieties, promptly colonizing aggravated, rough, sandy, and cleared land and periodically turning into an obtrusive weed.


National Animal of Bahamas


Bahamas National Animal

Flamingo (Phoenicopterus ruber)

The American flamingo is a vast swimming winged animal with ruddy pink plumage. Like all flamingos, it lays a solitary powdery white egg on a mud hill, among May and August; hatching until bring forth takes from 28 to 32 days; the two guardians brood the youthful for a period as long as 6 years when they achieve sexual development. Their future of 40 years is one of the longest in winged creatures. Grown-up American flamingos are littler by and large than more prominent flamingos, however are the biggest flamingos in the Americas. They measure from 120 to 145 cm (47 to 57 in) tall. The guys gauge a normal of 2.8 kg (6.2 lb), while females normal 2.2 kg (4.9 lb). A large portion of its plumage is pink, offering ascend to its prior name of blushing flamingo and separating grown-ups from the a lot paler more prominent flamingo. The wing coverts are red, and the essential and optional flight plumes are dark. The bill is pink and white with a broad dark tip. The legs are totally pink. The American flamingo breeds in the Galápagos, beach front Colombia, Venezuela and adjacent islands, Trinidad and Tobago, along the northern bank of the Yucatán Peninsula, Cuba, Jamaica, Hispaniola, the Bahamas, Virgin Islands, and the Turks and Caicos Islands. Its favored natural surroundings are like those of its relatives: saline tidal ponds, mudflats, and shallow, salty, seaside or inland lakes.


Demonym(s)

Bahamian

Population

391,232
(2016 estimate)

Currency

Bahamian dollar (BSD)

Time Zone

UTC−5 (EST)

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