Bahamas <<buh HAH muhz>> are a sequence of about three,000 coral islands and reefs. They make up a rustic within the Caribbean area. The islands prolong from about 50 miles (eighty kilometers) off the coast of Florida to the tip of Cuba. Nassau is the capital and largest metropolis of the Bahamas. It lies on the island of New Windfall.
The primary islands of the Bahamas embrace Acklins, Andros, Cat, Eleuthera, Grand Bahama, Nice Abaco, Nice Exuma, Nice Inagua, Little Abaco, New Windfall, and San Salvador. Individuals stay on solely about 20 of the islands. Most stay on New Windfall and Grand Bahama. The Bahamas are made up primarily of lengthy, slender strips of rock referred to as limestone. The limestone is roofed by a skinny layer of soil.
Many guests come to the Bahamas annually for its pure magnificence and its nice climate.Tourism is the nation’s important enterprise, and it supplies jobs for many individuals who reside within the Bahamas.
Blacks make up a lot of the inhabitants of the Bahamas. Many are descendants of slaves introduced by the British. The remainder of the individuals are whites and mulattoes. Mulattoes are individuals who have combined black and white ancestors.
Lucayo Indians lived in what at the moment are the Bahamas lengthy earlier than Europeans first arrived. When Christopher Columbus sailed to America in 1492, his first cease was in all probability on what’s now San Salvador Island within the Bahamas. The Bahamas have been managed by Britain from 1717 till 1973. In 1973, they turned unbiased.