The Bahamas is a country consisting of 29 islands, 661 cays, and 2,387 islets. Its total land area is 13,939 km2 (5,382 sq mi); slightly larger than the US states of Connecticut and Rhode Island combined, with an estimated population of 330,000. Its capital is Nassau. Geographically, the Bahamas lie in the same island chain as Cuba, Hispaniola and the Turks and Caicos Islands; the designation of the Bahamas refers normally to the commonwealth and not the geographic chain. (source) Thank you Deborah!
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