The Commonwealth of the Bahamas is a sovereign nation that gained its independence on July 10, 1973. Prior to that time, the Bahamas was a British colony for 325 years. Its constitution establishes a parliamentary democr... More » Geography Caribbean

The capital of the Bahamas is Nassau. Nassau is located on the island of New Providence and is home to 70 percent of the population of the Bahamas. More » Geography Caribbean

Neither the city of Nassau nor the Commonwealth of the Bahamas have any sort of postal code. While the government of the Bahamas has made preliminary steps toward modernizing their postal service, not much has been accom... More »

The colors of the Cuban flag, blue, red and white, signify the divisions of the island nation and symbolize both its historical struggle for independence as well as the peace it now enjoys. The arrangement and design ele... More »

Dominica is an island nation located in the southeastern Caribbean. To the west of Dominica is the Caribbean Sea and to the east is the Atlantic Ocean. North of Dominica is the island of Guadeloupe and south of Dominica ... More » Geography Caribbean

The nation of Cuba, which includes its many archipelagos, is located on the continent of North America, the northern part of the Americas. The nation lies in close proximity to the United States, but it is very distant p... More »

A popular nickname for the nation of Cuba is "Pearl of the Antilles." The nickname originated in the late 18th century. It is based on the natural beauty of the Cuban landscape. More »