ChatRush

All the chats in Bahamas

  1. Chats in Central Abaco
  2. Chats in East Grand Bahama
  3. Chats in Exuma
  4. Chats in Freeport
  5. Chats in New Providence
  6. Chats in North Abaco
  7. Chats in North Andros
  8. Chats in West Grand Bahama
Bahamas

Bahamas, officially the Commonwealth of the Bahamas, is one of the thirteen countries that make up the Insular America, Antilles or Islands of the Caribbean, one of the thirty-five of the American continent. Its capital and most populated city is Nassau, located on the island of New Providence. Constituted by more than seven hundred islands, cays and islets in the Atlantic Ocean, it is located in the north of Cuba, Haiti and the Dominican Republic, northwest of the Turks and Caicos Islands, southeast of the US state of Florida and east of the Florida Keys. . Geographically, the Bahamas form, together with the Turks and Caicos Islands, the Archipelago of the Lucayas, also known as the Bahamas extension.

By the manifesto of the Royal Defense Force of the Bahamas, the territory of the Bahamas occupies 180,000 square miles of ocean space, although official measures would provide much more economic space. Originally inhabited by the Lucayos, a branch of the Taino ethnic group, the Bahamas were the site where Christopher Columbus arrived on his first trip to the New World in 1492. They were then colonized by the Spanish from 1513 to 1648, when English settlers from the island of Bermuda settled on the island of Eleuthera. The Bahamas became a colony of the British crown in 1718, when the British banned piracy. After the US War of Independence, thousands of Americans loyal to the British crown settled on the islands along with their slaves, which led to a plantation-based economy.

After Britain banned the slave trade in 1807, the Royal Navy brought many of the new African illegal slaves to the Bahamas during the 19th century. Hundreds of slaves escaped from the islands to Florida, and about 500 were freed from American merchant ships. Slavery was abolished in the Bahamas in 1834. Even today a large part of the population is descended from these freed slaves. The Bahamas achieved independence as a monarchy in the Commonwealth of Nations on July 10, 1973. In terms of per capita income, the Bahamas is one of the richest countries in North America.