The Bahamas Facts Capital: NassauGovernment Type: Constitutional parliamentary democracy and a Commonwealth realmCurrency: BSDPopulation: 319,031Total Area: 5,359 Square Miles13,880 Square KilometersLocation: chain of islands in the North Atlantic Ocean, southeast of Florida, northeast of CubaLanguage: English (official), Creole (among Haitian immigrants) LanguagesEnglish (official), Creole (among Haitian immigrants).   The Bahamian People   Bahamians are very friendly people who respect family and seniority. When meeting someone in the Bahamas it is proper etiquette to offer a handshake. Hugs and kissing and the informality of using first names is shown for friends and family. Where to find more out about The Bahamas Bahamas GuideBahamas OnlineBahamas Travel GuideNassau Guardian NewspaperThe Bahamas-Interknowledge