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  • 1. Bahamas Owen E
  • 2. Map <ul><li>Latitude:74 S </li></ul><ul><li>Longitude:27 W </li></ul>
  • 3. 4 Things You Should Know <ul><li>Population: About 300,000 people </li></ul><ul><li>Total Area: 5,382 square miles </li></ul><ul><li>Capital City: Nassau </li></ul><ul><li>Official Language: English </li></ul>
  • 4. Flag <ul><li>The flag is black, teal, and yellow </li></ul>
  • 5. Capital/Big Cities <ul><li>Capital=Nassau. </li></ul><ul><li>Nassau has about 240,000 people. </li></ul><ul><li>About 700 islands </li></ul><ul><li>Andros, Great Abaco, Little Abaco, New Providence, and San Salvador are big cities </li></ul>
  • 6. Population <ul><li>A 2000 census indicated 300,529 people </li></ul><ul><li>A more recent one indicated 307,451 </li></ul>
  • 7. Climate <ul><li>Average winter temp= about 70F </li></ul><ul><li>Mild all year round </li></ul><ul><li>Beautiful and rocky </li></ul>
  • 8. Food <ul><li>Citrus fruits, vegetables, bananas, cucumbers </li></ul><ul><li>Also pineapples and tomatoes </li></ul>
  • 9. Jobs <ul><li>Most popular jobs= Tourism and Banking </li></ul><ul><li>Industrial jobs are cement, rum, salt, oil transshipment </li></ul>
  • 10. Government <ul><li>Type of government is independent commonwealth </li></ul><ul><li>Head of government: Prime Minister Hubert Alexander Ingraham </li></ul>
  • 11. History <ul><li>Columbus set foot in the New World on San Salvador in 1492 </li></ul><ul><li>Arawak Indians roamed the land </li></ul><ul><li>Full independence gained in 1973 on July 10 </li></ul>
  • 12. Size <ul><li>Total Area= 5,382 square miles </li></ul><ul><li>Only 3,888 square miles are land </li></ul>
  • 13. Landscape <ul><li>About 700 islands and keys </li></ul><ul><li>Almost 2,400 low, barren rock formations </li></ul>
  • 14. Bahamas Go to clipart, type in your country, and pick a picture that comes up.
  • 15. Bibliography <ul><li>The bibliography for this power point was written out and handed in to Ms. Olson separately. </li></ul>
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