Welcome to the Bahamas. The Bahamas extend 760 miles from the coast of Florida. It has about 30 inhabited islands. The Bahamas is one of the worlds most foremost vacation resorts. The location attracts more than five times it's population in tourist. The population of The Bahamas is about 354,000 according to the 2010 census. The area of the Bahamas consist of 5,383 sq. mi. (everyculture.com)
The Bahamas capital is Nassau. The Bahamas has a few natural resources, some of them are salt, aragonite, timber, and arable land. The Bahamas' Cabinet constitutes the executive branch and has control over our Government. The Cabinet is comprised of at least nine Ministers inclusive of the Prime Minister and Attorney General. Most residents are churchgoing Christians. About 80 percent are Protestant, and 20 percent are Roman Catholic. The largest Protestant denominations are Baptist and Anglican. Obeah is an African system of belief in spirits that often is superimposed on Christianity.
Most consumer goods are imported. Farming is unimportant except for a small amount of subsistence gardening in out-island settlements. Tourism accounts for about half the gross domestic product and nearly half of all jobs. The annual per capita income is approximately $10,000, there is little taxation, inflation ranges between 5 and 10 percent, and the unemployment rate is 15 to 20 percent. The national currency is known as the Bahamian dollar
There is one large hospital in Nassau, and over a hundred government clinics are scattered elsewhere. An air ambulance service transports out islanders to the hospital in emergencies. There are about twelve-hundred people per physician, but nurses and paramedics often serve as primary care professionals, especially in remote settlements. "Bush medicine" (herbal treatments) is still found, but its popularity is declining.