Bahamas

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The country of Bahamas

Continent: North America

States/Provinces in Bahamas: Inagua, Mayaguana, New Providence

 


Emergencies in this area: 2010 Hurricane Tomas, 2011 Hurricane Irene, 2012 Hurricane Sandy, 2017 Hurricane Irma

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The Bahamas, officially the Commonwealth of The Bahamas, is a country consisting of 29 islands, 661 cays, and 2,387 islets (rocks). It is located in the Atlantic Ocean north of Cuba and Hispaniola (Dominican Republic and Haiti), northwest of the Turks and Caicos Islands, and southeast of the United States (nearest to the state of Florida). Its total land area is 13,939 km2 (5,382 sq mi); slightly larger than the US states of Connecticut and Rhode Island combined), with an estimated population of 330,000. Its capital is Nassau. Geographically, the Bahamas lie in the same island chain as Cuba, Hispaniola and the Turks and Caicos Islands. Wikipedia:The Bahamas

Administrative divisions

The districts of the Bahamas provide a system of local government everywhere except New Providence, whose affairs are handled directly by the central government. In 1996, the Bahamian Parliament passed "The Local Government Act" to facilitate the establishment of Family Island Administrators, Local Government Districts, Local District Councillors, and Local Town Committees for the various island communities. The overall goal of this act is to allow the various elected leaders to govern and oversee the affairs of their respective districts without the interference of Central Government. In total, there are 32 districts, with elections being held every three years. There are also one hundred and ten Councillors and two hundred and eighty-one Town Committee members to correspond with the various districts.

The districts other than New Providence are:

  1. Acklins
  2. Berry Islands
  3. Bimini
  4. Black Point (Bahamas), Exuma
  5. Cat Island (Bahamas)
  6. Central Abaco
  7. Central Andros
  8. Central Eleuthera
  9. Freeport (Bahamas)
  10. Crooked Island (Bahamas)
  11. East Grand Bahamas
  12. Exuma
  13. Grand Cay, Abaco Islands
  14. Harbour Island (Bahamas), Eleuthera
  15. Hope Town, Abaco Islands
  16. Inagua
  1. Long Island (Bahamas)
  2. Mangrove Cay, Andros (Bahamas)
  3. Mayaguana
  4. Moore's Island, Abaco Islands
  5. North Abaco
  6. North Andros
  7. North Eleuthera
  8. Ragged Island
  9. Rum Cay
  10. San Salvador Island
  11. South Abaco
  12. South Andros
  13. South Eleuthera
  14. Spanish Wells, Eleuthera
  15. West Grand Bahama
  16. Green Turtle Cay

Wikipedia:The_Bahamas#Administrative_Divisions