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Bahamas, The: Geography#

Locationchain of islands in the North Atlantic Ocean, southeast of Florida, northeast of Cuba
Geographic Coordinates24 15 N, 76 00 W 24.25,-76.0
Area total: 13,880 sq km
land: 10,010 sq km
water: 3,870 sq km
We are unable to verify those figures from Factbook, since the 6 main sources we used for checking give different figures as follows:
Factbook: 13880
DBpedia: 13878
Geoname: 13940
Infoplease: 13940
Britannica: 13939
Wolfram: 13880

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Land boundaries0 km
Coastline3,542 km
Elevation Extremeslowest point: Atlantic Ocean 0 m
highest point: Mount Alvernia on Cat Island 63 m
Highest Mountains
Terrainlong, flat coral formations with some low rounded hills
Natural Hazardshurricanes and other tropical storms cause extensive flood and wind damage
Natural Resourcesalt, aragonite, timber, arable land
Land Usearable land: 0.65%
permanent crops: 0.29%
other: 99.06% (2011)
Climatetropical marine; moderated by warm waters of Gulf Stream
Irrigated Land10 sq km (2003)
Renewable Water Resources0.02 cu km (2011)
Environment_CurrentIssuescoral reef decay; solid waste disposal
Environment - international agreementsparty to: Biodiversity, Climate Change, Climate Change-Kyoto Protocol, Desertification, Endangered Species, Hazardous Wastes, Law of the Sea, Ozone Layer Protection, Ship Pollution, Wetlands
signed, but not ratified: none of the selected agreements
Large CitiesDue to difference in city rankings taken from two data sources we are listing here both lists :
According to Wolfram: Nassau; Freeport; West End; Coopers; Marsh Harbour
According to Geonames: Nassau; Lucaya; Freeport; West End; Coopers

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Important Cities
Geography-notestrategic location adjacent to US and Cuba; extensive island chain of which 30 are inhabited