Bahamas: Main Facts

29 islands against a backdrop of blue

Bahamas Main Facts

Geographical Location of the Bahamas

The Bahamas are located in the Atlantic Ocean, southeast of the United States (Florida), northeast to east of Cuba, Dominican Republic and Haiti, north of the Caribbean Sea, and west to northwest of the Turks and Caicos Islands.

Languages of the Bahamas

The official language of the Bahamas is English, with a Bahamian dialect widely spoken on the islands.

Currency of the Bahamas

Currency in the Bahamas is the Bahamian Dollar ($) or BSD, which is pegged in value to the U.S. Dollar. Many businesses in the Bahamas will accept U.S. Dollars and even keep a small supply for tourist purposes. As of May, 2009 the exchange rate between the BSD and Euro was $1 = 0.71€ (1€ = $1.40).