The Bahamas is a nation consisting of more 700 islands. The Bahamas are located in the Atlantic Ocean 50 miles from the coast of Florida. Some quick facts about the Bahamas include:
During his first voyage in 1492, while searching for a short route to Asia, Christopher Columbus landed in the Bahamas. While the islands where already inhabited, he was the first European to reach them.
Until 1973, the Bahamas were a British colony. Today, they are an independent nation within the Commonwealth.
The total land area of the Bahama Islands is less than 6,000 sq. miles, which is about the size of the state of Connecticut.
The Bahamas is home to the world’s third largest barrier reef, after the Great Barrier Reef in Australia and the Belize Barrier Reef.
Scenes from Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man’s Chest and Pirates of the Caribbean: At World’s End’s were filmed in the Bahamas.