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List Of The Top 25 Cities in Bahamas And Their Geographical Location

JEROME MICHAEL EBRUPHIYO Thursday, November 25, 2021 Basis

 

Introduction

This article will provide information on the list of the top 25 cities in Bahamas and their geographical locations and also provide answers to questions regarding The Bahamas.

Brief History of The Bahamas

The earliest arrival of people in the islands now known as The Bahamas was in the first millennium AD. The first inhabitants of the islands were the Lucayans, an Arawakan-speaking Taino people, who arrived between about 500 and 800 AD from other islands of the Caribbean. Recorded history began on 12 October 1492, when Christopher Columbus landed on the island of Guanahani, which he renamed San Salvador Island, on his first voyage to the New World. In 1911, there was a short-lived movement to make the Bahamas part of Canada. Although the movement enjoyed the support of many in Nassau and from the head of Sun Life, a Canadian insurance company, the movement failed. The failure of the movement was, in part, due to the British government's opposition to uniting a predominantly Black colony with a predominantly white country. In World War I organizations such as the Imperial Order of the Daughters of Empire and the Bahamas Red Cross Guild, began collecting money, food and clothing for soldiers and civilians in Europe. "The Gallant Thirty" Bahamians set out to join the British West Indies Regiment as early as 1915 and as many as 1,800 served in the armed forces of Canada, Britain and the United States. The earliest permanent European settlement was in 1648 on Eleuthera. During the 18th century slave trade, many Africans were brought to the Bahamas as slaves to work unpaid. Their descendants now constitute 85% of the Bahamian population. The Bahamas gained independence from the United Kingdom on July 10, 1973. Sometime between 500 and 800 AD, Taínos began crossing in dugout canoes from Hispaniola and/or Cuba to the Bahamas. Suggested routes for the earliest migrations have been from Hispaniola to the Caicos Islands, from Hispaniola or eastern Cuba to Great Inagua Island, and from central Cuba to Long Island (in the central Bahamas). William Keegan argues that the most likely route was from Hispaniola or Cuba to Great Inagua. Granberry and Vescelius argue for two migrations, from Hispaniola to the Turks and Caicos Islands, and from Cuba to Great Inagua. From the initial colonization(s), the Lucayan expanded throughout the Bahamas in some 800 years (c. 700 – c. 1500), growing to a population of about 40,000. Population density at the time of first European contact was highest in the south-central area of the Bahamas, declining towards the north, reflecting the migration pattern and progressively shorter time of occupation of the northern islands. Known Lucayan settlement sites are confined to the nineteen largest islands in the archipelago, or to smaller cays located less than one km. from those islands. Population density in the southernmost Bahamas remained lower, probably due to the drier climate there (less than 800 mm of rain a year on Great Inagua Island and the Turks and Caicos Islands and only slightly higher on Acklins and Crooked Islands and Mayaguana). The Bahamas achieved full independence as a Commonwealth realm within the Commonwealth of Nations on 10 July 1973. Sir Milo Butler was appointed the first Governor-General of the Bahamas (the official representative of Queen Elizabeth II) shortly after independence. Pindling was prime minister until 1992. He was succeeded by Hubert Ingraham, leader of the Free National Movement, who was prime minister until 2002. The College of the Bahamas was founded in 1974 and provided the nation's higher or tertiary education. The college was chartered in 2016 as the University of the Bahamas, offering baccalaureate, masters and associate degrees, on three campuses and teaching and research centres throughout the Bahamas. Based on the twin pillars of tourism and offshore finance, the Bahamian economy has prospered since the 1950s. However, there remain significant challenges in areas such as education, health care, housing, international narcotics trafficking and illegal immigration from Haiti.

List of Top 25 Cities in Bahamas and their Geographical Locations

1. Nassau

It is an Island in Bahamas with geographical location of 25.06°N 77.345°W. It is also called New Providence.

2. Freeport

It is an Island in Bahamas with geographical location of 26.54°N 78.64°W. It is also called Grand Bahama.

3. West End

It is an Island in Bahamas with geographical location of 26.69°N 78.97°W. It is also called Grand Bahama.

4. Coopers Town

It is an Island in Bahamas with geographical location of 26.87°N 77.52°W. It is also called Abaco.

5. Marsh Harbour

It is an Island in Bahamas with geographical location of 26.55°N 77.05°W. It is also called Abaco.

6. Freetown

It is an Island in Bahamas with geographical location of 24.77°N 76.27°W. It is also called New Providence.

7. Bahamas City

It is an Island in Bahamas with geographical location of 26.63°N 78.28°W. It is also called Grand Bahama.

8. Andros Town

It is an Island in Bahamas with geographical location of 24.70°N 77.77°W. It is also called Andros.

9. Clarence Town

It is an Island in Bahamas with geographical location of 23.10°N 74.98°W. It is also called Long Island.

10. Dunmore Town

It is an Island in Bahamas with geographical location of 25.50°N 76.63°W. It is also called Eleuthera.

11. Rock Sound

It is an Island in Bahamas with geographical location of 24.90°N 76.20°W. It is also called Eleuthera.

12. Arthur's Town

It is an Island in Bahamas with geographical location of 24.66°N 75.73°W. It is also called Cat Island.

13. Cockburn Town

It is an Island in Bahamas with geographical location of 24.03°N 74.52°W. It is also called San Salvador.

14. George Town

It is an Island in Bahamas with geographical location of 23.52°N 75.78°W. It is also called Exuma and Cays.

15. Alice Town

It is an Island in Bahamas with geographical location of 25.74°N 79.30°W. It is also called Biminis.

16. Sweeting Cay

It is an Island in Bahamas with geographical location of 26.60°N 77.88°W. It is also called Grand Bahama.

17. Matthew Town

It is an Island in Bahamas with geographical location of 20.96°N 73.68°W. It is also called Inagua Islands.

18. Snug Corner

It is an Island in Bahamas with geographical location of 22.56°N 73.88°W. It is also called Acklins Island.

19. Great Harbour Cay

It is an Island in Bahamas with geographical location of 25.76°N 77.85°W. It is also called Berry Islands.

20. Nicholls Town

It is an Island in Bahamas with geographical location of 25.14°N 78.01°W. It is also called Andros.

21. Colonel Hill

It is an Island in Bahamas with geographical location of 22.77°N 74.22°W. It is also called Crooked Island.

22. Pirates Well

It is an Island in Bahamas with geographical location of 22.43°N 73.08°W. It is also called Mayaguana.

23. Port Nelson

It is an Island in Bahamas with geographical location of 23.66°N 74.83°W. It is also called Rum Cay.

24. Duncan Town

It is an Island in Bahamas with geographical location of 22.19°N 75.73°W. It is also called Ragged Island.

25. Albert Town

It is an Island in Bahamas with geographical location of 22.60°N 74.35°W. It is also called Crooked Island.

What country owns the Bahamas?

The Bahamas is an independent country. It was formerly a British Territory for 325 years. It became independent in 1973 and joined the United Nations during the same year. Despite its proximity to the United States, at no point was the Bahamas ever a U.S. territory.

What is a historical fact about the Bahamas?

In 1492, Christopher Columbus made his first landfall in the New World on the island of San Salvador in the eastern Bahamas. After observing the shallow sea around the islands, he said "baja mar" (low water or sea), and effectively named the area The Bahamas, or The Islands of the Shallow Sea.

Who lived in the Bahamas first?

The original inhabitants of the Bahamas were indigenous Taino (Arawak) who are also known as Lucayan. They originated from both Hispaniola (today Dominican Republic) and Cuba and migrated by canoe into the Bahamas, settling the entire archipelago by the 12th century of the Current Era.

Where are Bahamas originally from?

The first inhabitants of The Bahamas were the Taino people, who moved into the uninhabited southern islands from Hispaniola and Cuba around the 800s–1000s AD, having migrated there from South America; they came to be known as the Lucayan people.

What are the states in the Bahamas?

Abaco, Acklins, Andros Island, Cat Island, Crooked Island, Eleuthera, Exuma, Grand Bahama, Inagua, Long Island, Mayaguana, New Providence, and San Salvador Island.

How many cities are in the Bahamas?

In total, there are 10 cities in Bahamas. The largest city is Nassau with a population of 210 832.

How many countries are in Bahamas?

The coral-based archipelago consists of around 700 islands and islets and more than 2,000 cays (coral reefs). Just about 30 islands are inhabited. The Bahamas share maritime borders with Cuba, Haiti, the United States, and Turks and Caicos Islands (UK).

Is the Bahamas a state or city?

The Bahamas is known officially as the Commonwealth of The Bahamas, is a sovereign country within the Lucayan Archipelago of the West Indies in the Atlantic.

Is Bahamas part of USA?

The Bahamas achieved independence from Britain July 10, 1973, and is now a fully self-governing member of the Commonwealth and a member of the United Nations, the Caribbean Community and the Organisation of American States.

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