The Bahamas

After more than a month of break, I'm back with my blog. Last month was very-busy as it was period full of exams. The last one was yesterday, so I'm now on a deserved holiday. :)
Let's start with a breathtaking multiview postcard of the Bahamas. It was sent by dear Pat from the US who went to Nassau. He sent me 2 postcards, one arrived in a just few weeks, but this one took exactly 6 months to arrive, eventhough both were sent on the same day! 
I found some interesting facts about the Bahamas, check them out:
  • The name of the country comes from the Spanish word ‘bajamar’, meaning ‘shallow water’. The official language spoken in the country is English and the currency, the Bahamas-Dollar is at par with the US-Dollar.
  • There is no income tax or corporate tax levied in Bahamas. Around 50 percent of the national GDP is generated by tourism. It is one of the wealthiest countries in the Caribbean. After tourism, financial services constitute the second-most important sector of the Bahamian economy.
  • Eighty percent of Bahamian natives are of African descent. Two-thirds of the population lives in the New Providence Island (the location of Nassau).
  • Another interesting fact about the country is that the Bahamas women's 4x100 relay team won a silver medal at the 1996 Olympic Games in Atlanta.
Pat, thanks a bunch! :)

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