->''Instead of studying for finals, what about just going to The Bahamas and catching some rays? Maybe you’ll flunk, but you might have flunked anyway; that’s my point.''
-->-- '''Deep Thoughts by Jack Handey'''

An archipelago east of the United States of America that achieved independence from Britain in 1973, whose gorgeous weather and beaches makes it a popular resort for tourism, as well as the occasional film like ''Franchise/PiratesOfTheCaribbean'' series (though the majority of said films were shot in UsefulNotes/SaintVincentAndTheGrenadines), ''Film/CasinoRoyale2006'', ''Film/JawsTheRevenge'', and ''Why Did I Get Married 2''.

[[http://www.bahamas.gov.bs/bahamasweb2/home.nsf/vContentW/F1D7AA0803E7FFEF06256F02007F5607 The Government of The Commonwealth of The Bahamas]] and [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Bahamas The Other Wiki]] have all the factual data you ought to know about the country. Unfortunately this has not stopped many (mostly residing in continental North America) from mistakenly equating this beautiful chain of islands with UsefulNotes/{{Jamaica}}. The blame for this rests solely on lazy Hollywood casting directors who automatically assume that the [[AccentTropes Jamaican accent is universal]] throughout the Caribbean.

On that note, the reaction of educated Bahamians to people equating The Bahamas with the Caribbean in general is to [[NeverHeardThatOneBefore immediately label the offending party as an “ignorant foreigner”]].

The Bahamas is the most affluent country in the world with a predominantly-African population. It's also where Columbus set foot down for the first time.
[[AC:The Bahamian flag]]
->The black triangle symbolizes the people's unity and determination. The islands' geographic situation is symbolized by two aquamarine stripes of the seas separated by the yellow stripe of the land.