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The Bahamas comprises an archipelago of more than 700 islands, of which about 30 are populated, lying to the east and southeast of Florida in the USA, and extending in an arc southwards towards the Greater Antilles in the Caribbean. The area of The Bahamas is 13,939 sq. km (5,382 sq. miles). The capital city is Nassau on the island of New Providence. The population is 304, 913 (2000 estimate), and the people are descended from Africans, who account for around 85% of the population, Europeans, Hispanics and Asians. The official language is English.

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Ms. Beverly Taylor
Ministry of Education Education, Science and Technology Section,
Ministry of Education, P.O. Box N-3913/4,
Nassau, Bahamas
T: 1 242 502 2901, 1 242 356 5109
F: 1 242 322 5719

Ms. Portia Sweeting
Ministry of Education
P.O. Box N-3913/4,
Tel: +1 242 326 3253, +1 242 502 2703
Fax: +1 242 322 5719


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