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Geography

group of about 700 atolls and cays in the western Atlantic Ocean, of which only between 30 and 40 are inhabited. The largest of the islands is Andros Island, located 200 kilometres (120 miles) southeast of Florida. The Bimini islands are to its northwest. To the North is the island of Grand Bahama, home to the second-largest city in the country, Freeport.

Climate

The most refreshing time to explore is between September and May, when the temperature averages 21-24°C (70-75°F), with the more northerly islands around 5° cooler than the southern islands.

The rest of the year is a bit warmer, with higher humidity in the summer months and temperatures between 27 and 29°C (80-85°F).

Night-time temperatures are generally 5-7° cooler and sea surface temperatures vary between 23°C (74°F) in February and 29°C (84°F) in August.

Agriculture

Focuses on four main areas: crops, poultry, livestock, and dairy. Poultry, winter vegetables, and citrus fruits are the mainstay of the agricultural sector, which is concentrated in The Abacos. Exports consist mainly of grapefruits, limes, okra, papaya, pineapples, and avocado. These foods tend to grow quite well here. Bananas, oranges, mangoes are also popular fruits. More than 5,000 acres of agricultural land in the Bahamas are used for citrus production. In addition to citrus fruits, exports included honeydew, cantaloupe, watermelon and squash.

Popular Foods

  • Seafood
  • Johnny Cakes
  • Mac & Cheese
  • Peas & Rice

Etiquette

  • Greeting you use handshakes
  • You arrive on time
  • Dress well, like going to the office

Eating etiquettes

  • Dont sit until you are told
  • Don't eat until the host takes the first bite
  • Served buffet style
  • Polite to finish everything
  • Fork- left hand
  • Knife- right hand

Holidays

Whit Monday (Seventh Monday after Easter)

This holiday marks the end of the Easter cycle and the beginning of public witness of the Christian church. It is the Monday after Whit Sunday, The Feast of Pentecost, which comes 50 days after Easter.

Bahamas Independence Day (July 10th)

This holiday commemorates the day when The Bahamas became a fully independent nation in 1973, separating from the United Kingdom. However, we remain a member of The Commonwealth of Nations.

Tourist destinations

Most popular islands for tourists are: New Providence, Grand Bahama with national parks, gardens and untouched eco-systems

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