Top tip: Don’t miss the conch
All the islands are low and flat, with ridges that usually rise no more than 15 to 20 m). The highest point in the country is Mount Alvernia, formerly called Como Hill, which has an altitude of 63 metres (207 ft) on Cat Island.
The climate of The Bahamas is subtropical to tropical, and is moderated significantly by the waters of the Gulf Stream, particularly in winter. An almost-constant temperature prevails throughout the Bahamas thanks to refreshing, cooling trade winds. September to May is freshest at around 21-24°C (70-75°F) with warmer weather at around 27-29°C (80-85°F) the rest of the year. The temperature drops about 5°C (41°F) after dark. The weather often proves very dangerous in the summer and autumn, when hurricanes pass near or through the islands
Facts and Figures
|Language||English is the official language, but many speak Bahamanian creole|
|Religion||Predominantly Christian denominations, with some other minorities.|
|Time||GMT – 5|
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