The Commonwealth of the Bahamas are a group of Caribbean Islands that for the nation that is The Bahamas. Located in the eastern part of the Caribbean, The Bahamas are surrounded by the United States, Cuba, and Haiti. The Bahamas operates as a parliamentary constitutional Monarchy with the United Kingdoms Queen Elizabeth II as its queen becoming an independent Commonwealth Realm in 1973.

General Information
Official Name: 
Commonwealth of The Bahamas
Capitol: 
Nassau
Population: 
360,000
Languages: 
English, Creole
Geographic Region: 
Geographic Size (km sq): 
13,878
Year of UN Membership: 
1973
Year of Present State Formation: 
1973
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Key Statistics & Indicators
Gross Domestic Product (GDP, Nominal): 
$8.819 Billion
Per Capita Income (PPP Adjusted): 
$32,905 (CID)
GDP Growth: 
2.50 (%)
Human Development Index (HDI): 
0.79
Gini Index (Income Inequality): 
57.00
Unemployment: 
13.60%
Economic Grouping: 
Developing Country
Small Island Developing State
History
International Relations
UN Voting Blocs & Caucuses: 
Group of 77 (G-77)
Latin America Group
Non-Aligned Movement (NAM)
Major International & Regional Organizations: 
ACP: African, Caribbean, and Pacific Group of States
AOSIS: Alliance of Small Island States
Commonwealth of Nations (British)
CariCom: Caribbean Community
CDB: Caribbean Development Bank
CELAC: Community of Latin American and Caribbean States
IADB: Inter-American Development Bank
ICRM: International Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement
IFRCS: International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies
IMSO: International Mobile Satellite Organization
Interpol: International Criminal Police Organization
IOC: International Olympic Committee
IOM: International Organization for Migration
ITSO: International Telecommunications Satellite Organization
LAES/SELA: Latin American and Caribbean Economic System
OAS: Organization of American States
OPANAL: Agency for the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons in Latin America and the Caribbean
Petrocaribe
WCO: World Customs Organization
UN Specialized Agencies & Organizations: 
CTBTO: Commission for the Comprehensive Nuclear-Test-Ban Treaty Organization
FAO: Food and Agriculture Organization of the UN
IAEA: International Atomic Energy Agency
IBRD: International Bank for Reconstruction and Development
ICAO: International Civil Aviation Organization
ICSID: International Centre for Settlement of Investment Disputes
IDA: International Development Association
IFAD: International Fund for Agricultural Development
IFC: International Finance Corporation
ILO: International Labor Organization
IMF: International Monetary Fund
IMO: International Maritime Organization
ITU: International Telecommunications Union
MIGA: Multilateral Investment Guarantee Agency
OPCW: Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons
UNESCO: United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization
UNIDO: United Nations Industrial Development Organization
UNWTO: United Nations World Tourism Organization
UPU: Universal Postal Union
WBG: World Bank Group
WHO: World Health Organization
WIPO: World Intellectual Property Organization
WMO: World Meteorological Organization
WTO: World Trade Organization
Bilateral Relations
United Nations Data
Government Sources
UN Mission
231 East 46th Street
New York, NY 10017
(212) 421-6925/6926/6929
(212) 759-2135
mission@bahamasny.com
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