The Bahamas is an island country located in the Caribbean, east of Florida and Cuba, and north of Jamaica. The capital and largest city is Nassau. The official language is English and the currency is the Bahamian dollar. The government is a parliamentary constitutional monarchy with a parliamentary democracy. The current Prime Minister is Dr. Hubert Minnis.
The Bahamas has a rich history, with the islands being inhabited by the indigenous Lucayans prior to the arrival of Europeans in the 15th century. The islands were later colonized by the British and were a part of the British West Indies until gaining independence in 1973.
The Bahamas is known for its natural beauty, including its beaches, crystal clear waters, and coral reefs. The country is also known for its rich culture, particularly its music, dance, and festivals, such as the Bahamas Junkanoo Carnival and the Bahamas International Film Festival.
The economy of the Bahamas is based on tourism, finance, and offshore banking. The country is a popular tourist destination for its natural beauty, warm climate and luxury resorts, and the government has been investing in the development of the tourism industry. The financial sector, particularly offshore banking, is also an important contributor to the economy.
The population of the Bahamas is around 394,000 people, and is composed of a mix of different ethnic groups, with the majority of people being of African descent. English is the official language, but many people also speak a Creole language known as Bahamian Creole. The country has a diverse religious structure with a large number of Christians, as well as followers of other religions such as Rastafarianism.