Geography of The Bahamas

Area: 13,939 sq km

Coastline: 3,540 km

Capital: Nassau

The Commonwealth of The Bahamas is a coral archipelago of around 700 islands and more than 2,000 rocks and cays in the West Atlantic south-east of the coast of Florida,USA, and north-east of Cuba. It straddles the Tropic of Cancer and stretches 970km.