Commonwealth of the Bahamas, Nassau
Currency: dollar of the Bahamas ( 1 BSD = 0,773 € )
Link : www.bahamas.com/bahamas/index.aspx
Coat of arms of the Bahamas (the boat is Santa Maria : caravel with Christophe Colomb appeared in the Bahamas). There are a swordfish and a greater flamingo.
20 cents with a boat.
5 cents with a pineapple
and it's not coincidence! When pioneers landed on the island of Eleuthera (1648) which
is located 100 km east of Nassau and measuring 180 km long and 2 km
wide, they discovered the pineapple. Indigenous peoples; Arawak and Carib taught them how to cook
this fruit. Then, it was cultivate (1722) and exported to Hawaii in
1892 and subsequently worldwide. Today the
pineapple festival, in June, remembers the first farmers on the island
1 cent with a starfish, it exsit 1500 species of this annimal !
sources : www.bahamas.gov.bs
The Bahamas form part of the
Commonwealth : "the Commonwealth of Nations" is a political community
of country. The community was formed with the parts of the old British
It's directed by the sovereign of the United Kingdom. The community is composed of the quarter of the world population (especially due to the accession of India) and of the third of the members of the United Nations.
The Commonwealth makes the promotion of a series of values common to its members such as equality, non-discrimination, democracy and Justice.
The originality of the Commonwealth comes from its organization : the member States are linked by their common interests, but are sovereign.
They are bound by no treaty and can remain neutral when a conflict engages one or more of them.
The Commonwealth counts 53 Member States:
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