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329,988 people live in the Bahamas (2017). The Bahamas have a low population density. The population density is 24 inhabitants per square kilometer. The most populous islands are New Providence, where Nassau, the capital and largest city, is located and Grand Bahama, home to the second largest city of Freeport

Natural population growth is 0.81%. (2017)

Birth rate per 1,000 population is 15.3 (2017)

Mortality rate per 1,000 population is 7.2 (2017)

Life expectancy is 72.6 years - men 70.2 and women 75.1 years (2017)

Population composition:

Blacks 90%

Whites 5% (Most have a British background)

Other 5% (Asians and mixed breeds)

Language

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English is the official language in the Bahamas. The population also speaks Creole, especially immigrants from Haiti.

Religion

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The major religions in the Bahamas are Baptism (32%), Anglican (20%), Roman Catholicism (19%), Methodism (6%) and other Protestants (6%).

Sources

Elmar Landeninformatie

Macculla, P.E. / Bahamas

Baker, C.P. / Bahamas

CIA - World Factbook

BBC - Country Profiles

Last updated July 2020
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