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Protection & Enforcement of IPRs in Bahamas

Commonwealth of The Bahamas
Motto: "Forward, Upward, Onward, Together"
Anthem: "March On, Bahamaland"
Location of The Bahamas
Capital
and largest city
Nassau
25°4′N 77°20′W / 25.067°N 77.333°W / 25.067; -77.333
Official languagesEnglish
Vernacular languageBahamian English [a]
Ethnic groups
(2010)
Religion
(2010)[3]
Demonym(s)Bahamian
GovernmentUnitary parliamentary
constitutional monarchy[4][5]
• Monarch
Elizabeth II
Sir Cornelius A. Smith
Philip Davis
LegislatureParliament
Senate
House of Assembly
Independence
• from the United Kingdom
10 July 1973[6]
Area
• Total
13,878 km2 (5,358 sq mi) (155th)
• Water (%)
28%
Population
• 2018 estimate
385,637[7][8] (177th)
• 2010 census
351,461
• Density
25.21/km2 (65.3/sq mi) (181st)
GDP (PPP)2018 estimate
• Total
$12.612 billion[9] (148th)
• Per capita
$33,494[9] (40th)
GDP (nominal)2018 estimate
• Total
$12.803 billion[9] (130th)
• Per capita
$34,102[9] (26th)
HDI (2019)Increase 0.814[10]
very high · 58th
CurrencyBahamian dollar (BSD)
(US dollars widely accepted)
Time zoneUTC−5 (EST)
• Summer (DST)
UTC−4 (EDT)
Driving sideleft
Calling code+1 242
ISO 3166 codeBS
Internet TLD.bs
  1. ^ Also referred to as Bahamian dialect or Bahamianese[11]

Bahamas

The Bahamas, known officially as the Commonwealth of The Bahamas, is a country within the Lucayan Archipelago of the West Indies in the Atlantic. It takes up 97% of the Lucayan Archipelago's land area and is home to 88% of the archipelago's population. The archipelagic state consists of more than 700 islands, cays, and islets in the Atlantic Ocean, and is located north of Cuba and northwest of the island of Hispaniola and the Turks and Caicos Islands, southeast of the American state of Florida, and east of the Florida Keys. The capital is Nassau on the island of New Providence. The Royal Bahamas Defence Force describes The Bahamas' territory as encompassing 470,000 km2 (180,000 sq mi) of ocean space.