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Bahamas

Location: North America
Capitol: Nassau
Geographic coordinates: 24 15 N, 76 00 W

Area total: 13,940 sq km
land: 10,070 sq km
water: 3,870 sq km
Border: 0 km

Coastline: 3,542 km
Population: 300,529

Density of population: person/km sq
Nationality: noun: Bahamian(s)
adjective: Bahamian
Languages: English, Creole (among Haitian immigrants)
Ethnic groups: black 85%, white 12%, Asian and Hispanic 3%
Religions: Baptist 32%, Anglican 20%, Roman Catholic 19%, Methodist 6%, Church of God 6%, other Protestant 12%, none or unknown 3%, other 2%
Life expactancy at birth
total population: 69.87 years
male: 66.32 years
female: 73.49 years (2002 est.)
Currency: Bahamian dollar (BSD)
Government: constitutional parliamentary democracy

National Anthem

March on, Bahamaland is the national anthem of the Bahamas. It was composed by Timothy Gibson and adopted in 1973.

Lyrics

Lift up your head
to the rising sun,
Bahamaland;
March on to glory
your bright banners
waving high.
See how the world
marks the manner
of your bearing!
Pledge to excel
through love and unity.
Pressing onward,
march together
to a common loftier goal;
Steady sunward,
tho' the weather
hide the wide and treachrous shoal.
Lift up your head
to the rising sun, Bahamaland,
'Til the road you've trod
lead unto your God,
March On, Bahamaland.

Posted by airwolf09 16:12 Archived in Bahamas Tagged round_the_world

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