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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
RegionNorthern America
Capital CityNassau
Government Typeparliamentary constitutional monarchy
Official LanguagesEnglish
CurrencyBahamian dollar, BSD
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)
Economy
Ease of Doing Business Ranking119
Primary IndustriesTourism,Offshore financial services,Agriculture.
Major ExportsShips, boats and floating structures, Mineral fuels, mineral oils , Commodities not elsewhere specified, Organic chemicals, Fish and crustaceans, molluscs, Plastics and articles thereof, Salt, sulphur, earths and stone, plastering materials, Works of art, collectors' pieces and antiques, Beverages, spirits and vinegar, Iron and steel, Machinery, mechanical appliances, nuclear reactors, boilers
Major Exports to IndiaVehicles other than railway , Pharmaceutical products, made-up textile articles, sets, worn clothing, Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, Machinery, mechanical appliances, nuclear reactors, boilers, cultured pearls, precious , Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted, Aluminium and articles thereof, Articles of leather, saddlery and harness, travel goods, handbags , Fish and crustaceans, molluscs
Major ImportsShips, boats and floating structures, Mineral fuels, mineral oils , Machinery, mechanical appliances, nuclear reactors, boilers, Electrical machinery and equipment , tramway rolling stock, Articles of iron or steel, Furniture, bedding, mattresses, mattress supports, cushions , Meat and edible meat offal, Wood and articles of wood, Beverages, spirits and vinegar
Major Imports from IndiaMineral fuels, mineral oils , metals, cermets, articles thereof, Electrical machinery and equipment, Plastics and articles thereof, Aluminium and articles thereof, Paper and paperboard, Man-made filaments, strip, Iron and steel, tramway rolling stock, Printed books, newspapers, pictures
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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
Bordering NationsCuba, Haiti, the United States, and Turks and Caicos Islands
Member of(Commonwealth of Nations), ( Caribbean Community), ( United Nations)
Indian Embassy DetailsH.E. Mr R. Masakui
Honourable High Commissioner
High Commission of India
5 Earls Court, Acadia, P.O. Box 446, Kingston-8, Jamaica(W.I.)
Email: reception.kingston@mea.gov.in
Phone: (+1-876)927-3114 & 927-4270
Embassy Details in IndiaH.E. Mr. Ashish Saraf
Honorary Consul General
Honorary Consulate of Bahamas
10A, Prithviraj Road, New Delhi,Delhi (NCT)-110011
Email: bahamas@sarafmail.com
Phone: 91-11-23017215-8