THE CARIBBEAN

The Bahamas Map

A map of the Bahamas, the island country in the Caribbean Sea, with major cities, airports, and seaports.  For a visual reference, elevation and satellite imagery helps get familiar with the chain of 700 islands within the Bahamas.
REFERENCE

The Bahamas Map

The Bahamas is a chain of islands located in the Caribbean Sea near the Straits of Florida. It consists of about 700 islands in the North Atlantic Ocean. But only 31 of them are inhabited. The chain of islands is roughly southeast of Florida and northeast of Cuba. Nassau is the capital and largest city of The Bahamas and is on the island of New Providence. Its other main islands include Grand Bahama, Andros (the largest), and San Salvador Island. It’s also only one of two countries to have the word “The” in its name. The other country is in Africa known as The Gambia.

IMAGERY

The Bahamas Satellite Map

The Bahamas is spread out over approximately 800 kilometers (500 mi) in the Atlantic Ocean. Altogether, the Bahamas occupy an area of 13,878 square kilometers (5,358 sq mi), which is similar in size to Puerto Rico. Forests cover over 50% of the Bahamas in a mostly tropical savanna climate. The Bahamas lie between latitudes 20° and 28°N so it doesn’t experience any winters.

HILLSHADE

The Bahamas Elevation Map

In general, the Bahamas has a long and flat terrain. It has some low-rounded hills within its islands. But it mostly consists of low-lying topography without any true mountains. At just 63 meters (207 ft) Mount Alvernia (Como Hill) on Cat Island is its highest point. Whereas the Atlantic Ocean is its lowest point. Unfortunately, the Bahamas is vulnerable to sea-level rise with social and economic impacts.