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Are The Bahamas a U.S. territory?

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The Bahamas are not a U.S. territory. The Bahamas are an independent nation of 700 islands located in the Atlantic Ocean around 50 miles south of Florida.

The Bahamas were a territory of the United Kingdom until 1973, when they were granted independence by the British. The country remains part of the British Commonwealth of Nations and recognizes the British monarch as the head of state. The official language of the Bahamas is English, and many citizens speak a Bahamian dialect.

The majority of people live on New Providence Island, the eleventh largest island of the Bahamas. The capital city, Nassau, is located here. The country's largest island is Andros Island. This island is also one of the most sparsely populated of the inhabited islands of the Bahamas. Tourism is a large portion of the country's economy, with many people visiting to experience its beaches, warm climate and outdoor activities.


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