The Commonwealth of the Bahamas

  • John Paxton
Part of the The Statesman’s Yearbook book series (SYBK)


AREA AND POPULATION. The Commonwealth of the Bahamas consists of 700 islands and more than 1,000 cays off the S.E. coast of Florida. They are the surface protuberances of two oceanic banks, the Little Bahama Bank and the Great Bahama Bank. Land area, 5,386·25 sq. miles (13,590 sq. km). The total rainfall (New Providence) in 1972 was 48·57 in.; highest in July (10·01 in.). Average winter temperature, 699° F. (211° C); average summer temperature, 82·8° F. (28·2° C).


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Books of Reference

  1. Annual Report, 1968–69. HMSO, 1969Google Scholar
  2. Bahamas Handbook and Businessman’s Annnal, 1973 Google Scholar
  3. Commonwealth of the Bahamas, Statistical Abstract, 1970–71. Nassau, 1972Google Scholar
  4. Craton, M. A., A History of the Bahamas. London, 1962Google Scholar

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© Palgrave Macmillan, a division of Macmillan Publishers Limited 1974

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  • John Paxton

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