FACTS & FIGURES
POPULATION
298,000
AREA
8,289 sq miles land: 6,257 sq miles
CURRENCY
Bahamian dollar (BSD)
EXCHANGE
1.00 BSD per US$ (fixed rate)
CAPITAL
Nassau
GDP
$4.5 billion (2000) purchasing power parity
GDP GROWTH
4.5% (2000)
NATURAL RESOURCES
Salt, aragonite, timber, arable land
INDUSTRIES
Tourism, banking, cement, oil refining and transshipment, pharmaceuticals