The Bahamas

Country in North America

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The Bahamas: Country in North America
The Bahamas, known officially as the Commonwealth of The Bahamas, is a country within the Lucayan Archipelago of the West Indies in the Caribbean. It takes up 97% of the Lucayan Archipelago's land area and is home to 88% of the archipelago's population. The archipelagic state consists of fewer than 700 islands, cays, and islets in the Atlantic Ocean, and is located north of Cuba and Hispaniola Island, northwest of the Turks and Caicos Islands, southeast of the US state of Florida, and east of the Florida Keys. The capital is Nassau on the island of New Providence. The Royal Bahamas Defence Force describes The Bahamas' territory as encompassing 470,000 km2 (180,000 sq mi) of ocean space.


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The tropical storm continued to bring heavy rain and gusty winds to the Bahamas as it passed over the island chain.
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Three weeks after opening its borders to tourists, the Bahamas has barred American tourists from entering due to the continuing COVID-19 pandemic. - Published

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An United Airlines flight From New Jersey to the Bahamas had to make an emergency landing after one carry-on proved too hot to handle. - Published

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