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About Bahamas

The Bahamas officially known as the Commonwealth of The Bahamas is part of the West Indies (Caribbean Islands) in the Lucayan Archipelago. The country is part of the British Commonwealth with the Queen of England as the head of state and run by a governor-general

Economically the country is one of the richest countries with tourism and financial services as major industries followed by agriculture and natural resources.

Country Facts


Basic Details
RegionCaribbean Region
Capital CityNassau
Government TypeParliamentary Constitutional Monarchy
Official LanguagesEnglish
CurrencyBahamian dollar, BSD,United States dollar
Phone Code +1-242
Important CitiesNassau, Freeport, West End, Coopers Town, Marsh Harbour, Freetown, Andros Town, Clarence Town, Arthur's Town, Dunmore Town, Rock Sound, George Town, Alice Town,
National DayIndependence Day (Jul-10)
GDP (nominal)USD 13.876 Billion
Ease of Doing Business Ranking119
Primary IndustriesTourism,Offshore financial services,Agriculture.
Foreign Relations
Bordering NationsCuba, Haiti, the United States, and Turks and Caicos Islands
Member of(Commonwealth of Nations), ( Caribbean Community), ( United Nations)
Major ExportsBooks and Papers, Fisheries, Sea Food & Crustaceans, Plastics and Products, Mining, Metals & Minerals, Machinery & Appliances, Toys and Games, Marine Vessels, Instruments & Optical Solutions, Art and Antiques, Electrical Products, Automobiles, Vehicles & Components, Animal Meat and Food Preperations, Household Items & Products, Gems & Jewellery, Food & Beverages, Spirits & Vinegar, Silk & Textiles
Major ImportsMining, Metals & Minerals, Machinery & Appliances, Electrical Products, Plastics and Products, Automobiles, Vehicles & Components, Other Products, Household Items & Products, Animal Meat and Food Preperations, Food & Beverages, Spirits & Vinegar, Wood and Pulp, Cereals & Pulses, Vegetables and Related Products, Dairy, Eggs, Honey, & Edible Products, Pharmaceutical Products, Gems & Jewellery, Marine Vessels, Books and Papers
Total Exports ValueUSD 0.574 Billion
Total Imports ValueUSD 3.758 Billion
Foreign Trade BalanceUSD 3.184 Billion (Deficit)
Foreign Relations with India
Trade Agreements with IndiaThe bilateral trade between India and The Bahamas has been fluctuating due to several factors including distance constrain, market size of Bahamas, and poor connectivity both air and sea. However, both countries have had significant trade over recent years. The highest recorded total trade between the both countries was US$ 2.8 billion in 2012-13. The items mostly traded includes minerals, chemicals, ships and aircrafts
Major Exports to IndiaLive Animals and Animal Products, Animal Meat and Food Preperations, Fisheries, Sea Food & Crustaceans, Dairy, Eggs, Honey, & Edible Products, Plants and Flowers, Vegetables and Related Products, Fruits and Nuts, Spices, Cereals & Pulses, Edible Oils & Seeds, Food & Beverages, Spirits & Vinegar
Major Imports from IndiaAutomobiles, Vehicles & Components, Pharmaceutical Products, Machinery & Appliances, Chemical Products, Rubber and Products, Fashion and Apparel, Household Items & Products, Electrical Products, Fisheries, Sea Food & Crustaceans, Hides, Leather & Tannery, Mining, Metals & Minerals, Food & Beverages, Spirits & Vinegar, Ceramic Products, Plastics and Products, Retail & Fmcg Products, Cereals & Pulses, Instruments & Optical Solutions
India's Imports ValueUSD 3.68 Million
India's Exports ValueUSD 12.76 Million
Trade Balance with IndiaUSD 9.08 Million (Deficit)
Indian Embassy Details for BahamasHigh Commission of India in Jamaica (Accredited to Bahamas)
H.E. Mr R. Masakui
Honourable High Commissioner
5 Earls Court,Acadia,Kingston 8
00-1-876- 9273114, 9274270

Embassy Details of Bahamas in IndiaHonorary Consulate of Bahamas in New Delhi
H.E. Mr. M Venkatram Reddy
Honorary Consul General