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Climate: The Islands Of The Bahamas have a warm, agreeable climate which varies little year-round because of the tempering trade winds that blow almost continually. The most refreshing time is from September through May when the temperature averages 70-75 degrees Fahrenheit. The rest of the year is a bit warmer with temperatures between 80-85 degrees. Rainfall is scarce from November through April each year; however, showers can occur during the months of May through October. The Bahamas are in a hurricane zone, with the storm season June 1 to November 30.
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Coordinates: 24 15 N, 76 00 W
Currency: Bahamian dollar (B$1), which is equivalent in value to the U.S. dollar. Both U.S. and Bahamian dollars are accepted interchangeably throughout the islands. Credit cards and travelers checks are widely accepted on the larger islands. Need exchange rates? Try our currency converter.
Economy: The Bahamas is a stable, developing nation with an economy heavily dependent on tourism and offshore banking. Tourism alone accounts for more than 60% of GDP and directly or indirectly employs almost half of the archipelago's labor force. Steady growth in tourism receipts and a boom in construction of new hotels, resorts, and residences have led to solid GDP growth in recent years. Manufacturing and agriculture together contribute approximately a tenth of GDP and show little growth, despite government incentives aimed at those sectors.
Electricity: Electricity is 120 volts AC, suitable for North American appliances.
Official Language: English, although spoken with a specially Bahamaian dialect.
Political Status: Constitutional parliamentary democracy.
Population: 300,529 (July 2002 est.).
Time: Eastern Standard Time is used on all islands. April to October is Eastern Daylight Time, in conjunction with U.S. summer hours.