Comparative law and justice/Bahamas

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Part of the Comparative law and justice Wikiversity Project 19:31, 9 February 2010 (UTC)

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The capitol of the Bahamas is Nassau, which is located in New Providence one of the many islands the Bahamas is made up of. [1] The Bahamas is made up of smaller islands such as; Grand Bahama, The Abacos, Andros, New Providence, Eleuthera, Cat, Great Exuma, Long, Crooked, Aklins, and Great Inagua. The islands are spread over the Atlantic Ocean covering an area of about 259,000 square kilometers. [2] Surrounding the Bahamas is Florida and Cuba to the northeast and southeast is Haiti, and the Turks and Caicos Island.[3] The population of the Bahamas is 307,552. 25.9% are in the ages between 0-14. 40,085 being males and 39,959 being females. 67.2% are in between the ages 15-64. 102,154 are male and 105,482 are female. 65 years and over are 6.9% of the population. 8,772 being male and 12,704 being female. The rate of the population growth is 0.925%. [4] The ethnicity of the Bahamas is Black 85%, White 12%, Asian and Hispanic 3%. In the Bahamas they have a variety of religion. 35.4% are Baptist, Anglican 15.1%, Roman Catholic 13.5%, Pentecostal 8.1%, Church of God 4.8%, Methodist 4.2%, other Christian 15.2% none or unspecified 2.9% and other 0.8%. [5] The official language in the Bahamas is English but Creole is also spoken among the Haitian immigrants. [6] The infant morality rate is 14.84 deaths/1,000 live births comparing to the world. Male: 14.82 deaths/1,000 live births and Female: 14.86 deaths/ 1,000 live births. The life expectancy at birth is 69.92 years the total population and male:67.48 years and female:72.43 years. The percentage of the total population that can read and write over the age of 15 in the Bahamas is 95.6%, the percentage for male is 94.7 and for female is 96.5%. [7]

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