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Damoon Saieq

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Early History Langugage Bahamas By Damoon The official langugae in bahamas is English. Other major languages in there are spanish and Portuguese. Introduction It's a country located in Central America and the Caribbean.
Its capital city is Nassau.
It has a population of 347,176 people.
It has certain ethnic groups:
- Black 85%, white 12%, Asian and Hispanic 3%. Physical features Bahamas map Central America It's made of hundreds of islands. It doen't border any country but it's close to United States, and other countries like cuba, belize, honduras and etc. It Borders the Atlantic Ocean, Gulf of Mexico, and the Caribbean Sea. Its highest point is Mount Alvernia, located on Cat Island. It has a Tropical maritime climate, with warm and humid weather. Its major vegetation is caribbean pine, Casuarina, lignum vitae, and Tamarind. Natural Resources: Climate and Vegetation: Its natural resources are oil, salt, aragonite, timber, and arable land, which is very good for farming in Bahamas. Casuarina Aragonite Timber Tamarind History Its major cities are New Providence = population, Andros = Largest Island, and Marsh Harbour = Services. Economy Currency: Bahamas's currency is Bahamian Dollars "BSD". It has been this county's currency since 1996. Lucayans were the 1st people to live on the islands of the Bahamas.
Relied on the ocean for food. In 1492, Christopher Columbus arrived to the island of San Salvador.
When he arrived, there were about 40,000 Lucayans.
Their peaceful nature = easy targets for enslavement.
Within 25 years, all of the Lucayans were dead due to the diseases, hardships and slavery they endured. Struggles/Wars Around 1670, Nassau was destroyed by lawless, pirates. After few years, Nassau was devastated twice, once by Spanish troops, the other time by French and Spanish navies. From 1861 to 1865, Bahamas experienced the U.S. Civil War.
Britain’s textile industry depended on Southern cotton. But, the Union blocked British ships from reaching Southern ports.
So the union traded cotton for British goods, and recieved huge profits. Independence Culture Major Occupations/Jobs: The most jobs that you can find in Bahamas are banking, tourism, and insurance. Per Capita (GDP): The county's per capita GDP is $28,600. Bahamians achieved their independence from British Common wealth on July 10th, 1973.
The country’s first prime minister was Lynden Pindling, leader of the Progressive Liberal Party.
He ruled for about 20 years. During that time, Bahamas benefited from tourism. Government Bahamas's government type is Parliamentary democracy.
This means that the political power is held by an elected parliament representing the people. Music Calypso: A kind of West Indian music played in African rhythm, typically with words based on a theme. People Most of the people are mulattoes.
85% Black people Religion Bahamas's official religion is christianity. Intresting Facts Rake ’n Scrape: a version of ripsaw music from the Bahamas. It's mostly played on special occasions. Food Seafood will be more served in Bahmas than any other type of food. Like salmon, conch, and etc. Guava duff, a sweet that's very popular in Bahmas. Jhonny cakes, bahamas's famous cake. Clothing There is no specific traditional clothing for bahamas. But the citizens prepare fabulous costumes for some events like Junkanoo. Holidays & festivals Junkanoo is the most famous annual event in bahamas. It takes place on December 26th or january 1st. Bahamas's holidays include: Easter, Christmas, Labor day, boxing day, and dicovery/ colombus day. Animals A fish,Blue marlin Flamingo, a bahamian bird Plants National flower, the yellow elder. Sources http://www.expatsinthebahamas.com/independence-in-the-bahamas.html
http://www.bahamas.com/bahamas/public-holidays Olympic Champion in Athens, year 2004.
World Champion in Helsinki, year 2005. Literacy Rate 85% of people can read.
Mostly women. Famous people Tonique Williams Darling Rick Fox a glamorous LA Lakers basketball player.
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