The Bahamas is a group of 700 islands in the
Caribbean. The country´s capital city is
English is the main language in the
Bahamas, but they also speak the
American, European and people from other
countries, visit the islands in the Bahamas
Around the 11th century AD, the Tainos moved into
the southern Bahamas from Hispaniola and Cuba.
First people living there were the Taino.
Much of the Lucayan population was
pushed to moved to Hispaniola by the
King Charles II rented out the islands to
the Carolinas, along with rights of trading,
tax and governing the country in 1670.
In 1718 Britain made the Bahamas a crown
colony. Woodes Rogers was the first
Nearly 500.000 people live in the Bahamas. The
ethnic groups of the population are the following:
82,1% African descent.
15,4% European descent.
2,5% Asian and other.
The climate of the Bahamas is subtropical to
tropical. In summer and autumn the Gulf Stream
can be very dangerous. In the Bahamas there has
never been reported a freeze. The temperature can
fall as low as 2-3ºC.