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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
Other spoken languagesBahamian English
Ethnic groups
(2010)
Religion
(2010)[4]
Demonym(s)Bahamian
GovernmentUnitary parliamentary
constitutional monarchy[5][6]
• Monarch
Elizabeth II
Sir Cornelius A. Smith
Philip Davis
LegislatureParliament
Senate
House of Assembly
Independence 
from the United Kingdom
• Declaration of Independence
10 July 1973[7]
Area
• Total
13,878 km2 (5,358 sq mi) (155th)
• Water (%)
28%
Population
• 2022 estimate
400,516 (177th)
• 2018 census
385,637
• Density
25.21/km2 (65.3/sq mi) (181st)
GDP (PPP)2022 estimate
• Total
$16.130 billion[8] (148th)
• Per capita
$40,274[8] (40th)
GDP (nominal)2022 estimate
• Total
$12.803 billion[8] (130th)
• Per capita
$32,077[8] (26th)
HDI (2019)Increase 0.814[9]
very high · 58th
CurrencyBahamian dollar (BSD) United States dollar (USD)
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[10]

Bahamas

The Bahamas, officially 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 3000 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 U.S. 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.