Is The Bahamas Still Under British Rule?

Tourism and Independence

On July 10, 1973, The Bahamas became a free and sovereign country, ending 325 years of peaceful British rule.

However, The Bahamas is a member of the Commonwealth of Nations and we celebrate July 10th as Bahamian Independence Day.

Is the Bahamas a British territory?

Formerly a British colony, The Bahamas became an independent country within the Commonwealth in 1973. The name Bahamas is of Lucayan Taino (Arawakan) derivation, although some historians believe it is from the Spanish bajamar, meaning “shallow water.”4 Sep 2019

What country owns the Bahamas islands?

The nation of the Bahamas comprises most, but not all of the Lucayan Archipelago. When they became independent from the United Kingdom in 1973, the remaining part of the archipelago remained a British Territory as the Turks and Caicos.

What rule is the Bahamas under?

The Monarchy of the Bahamas is a system of government in which a hereditary monarch is the sovereign of the Commonwealth of The Bahamas. The current monarch and head of state is Queen Elizabeth II, who has reigned since the country became independent on 10 July 1973.

Is the Bahamas part of the United States?

No, despite their proximity to the US, the Bahamian dollar being on par with the US one since 1966, and the Bahamas being part of the North American Numbering Plan, although calls from the US are charged as international.

Is the Bahamas dangerous?

Crime and Safety in the Bahamas. Statistically, Nassau is the most dangerous place in the Bahamas, followed by Grand Bahama. These two islands are where most Bahamians live and are also the places the vast majority of tourists visit in the Bahamas.26 Jun 2019

Are Bahamians British citizens?

Those born in the Bahamas would have held Citizen of the United Kingdom and Colonies (CUKC) status. For these and other forms of British Nationality available to Bahamas residents, those born there or nationals, click on British Citizenship.

What country owns the Caribbean islands?


RankCountry (or dependent territory)Official figure (where available)
Saint Martin (France)35,742
British Virgin Islands (UK)28,054
Caribbean Netherlands (Netherlands)24,593
Anguilla (UK)13,037

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Is Bahamas expensive?

The Bahamas is the third most expensive country in the world to live, according to Numbeo’s annual cost of living survey, which takes into account the price of around 50 items, including a wide variety of accommodation, food and drink from both supermarkets and restaurants, clothing, taxi fares, leisure activities, 10 Jul 2017

Is Bahamas a poor country?

The Bahamas is the richest country in the West Indies and the third wealthiest country in the Americas. It is a stable, developing nation in the Lucayan archipelago with a population of 391,232 (2016) and an economy heavily dependent on tourism and offshore banking.