Location: In the North Atlantic Ocean, southeast of Florida and northeast of Cuba.
Size: 700 islands, 30 of them inhabited, for a total of 5,380 sq miles.
Religions: Anglican, Roman Catholic, other Christian denominations Currency: Bahamian dollar; U.S. dollar widely accepted.
Telephone/Area Code: 242
Tipping: 10-15%. Many hotels and restaurants include a service fee.
Weather: Rainy season May to October. Sept.-May temps 70 to 75°F; 80 to 85°F in summer.