The Bahamas is comprised of 700 islands cast over 100,000 square miles of ocean off the coast of Florida. The archipelago is an ecological oasis featuring 2,000 breathtaking islands and cays and boasts some of the clearest water on the planet—with a visibility of over 200 feet.
With a population of over 300,000, most of whom live on the major islands of New Providence and Grand Bahama, the country has a capable and adaptable work force with an adult literacy rate of 95%. An English speaking country, which gained its independence from Britain on July 10, 1973, The Bahamas is one of the most politically stable countries in the world, with a parliamentary democracy that has operated without interruption. It has a comprehensive and modern infrastructure with electricity and water. Telecommunications services and facilities are state-of-the-art, with direct international links provided through a 100% digital switching system.