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Global Sourcebook for International Data Management

                                         by Graham Rhind



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Table of Contents

Bahamas - Country information


Local short name form

Official name



399 314 (2022) [1]



International telephone access code


ISO 3166 country codes

Car nationality plate code


Internet country code


GRC Country Code


Bahamas - Number format

   Note: This section last updated 27th March 2021

(where . indicates the decimal separator and , the thousands separator)

Bahamas - Date and time formats


   Note: This section last updated 27th March 2021

Both the 12-hour and 24-hour clock notations are used.


Bahamas - Languages


The official language is English External. 86.6% of the population speaks Bahamas Creole English External.

Bahamas - Company legal forms


The following company types are commonly found in The Bahamas:

   Company Limited by Guarantee
   DLCDomestic Limited Company
   ELPExempted Limited Partnership
   Foreign Company
   IBC - International Business Company
   LDC - Limited Duration Company
   Limited Partnership
   Public Company
   Comprehensive tables of these strings can be acquired – see http:www.grcdi.nl/addresses.htm External

Bahamas - Example address format




The name of the island (or its abbreviation) may appear in the address after the town name. The island names are:

    The Abacos External
    Acklins External
    Andros External
    Berry Islands External
    Bimini External
    Cat Island External
    Crooked Island External
    Eleuthera External
    Exuma External
    Grand Bahama External
    Great Inagua External
    Harbour Island External
    Little Inagua External
    Long Cay External
    Long Island External
    Mayaguana External
    New Providence External
    Paradise Island External
    Ragged Island External
    Rum Cay External
    San Salvador External (or Watling Island)
   A table containing information about the relevant position of elements within address blocks can be acquired External

Bahamas - Post office box


   Note: This section last updated 9th May 2020

This is written PO Box.

Post office box numbers are preceded by a sorting code, indicating the post office, which may be one of the following:

Sorting code Post office
AB Abaco
AC Acklins
AN Andros
BI Berry Islands
BM Bimini
CI Cat Island
EL Eleuthera
EX Exuma
F Freeport (Grand Bahama)
FX Fox Hill (New Providence)
GT Grants Town (New Providence)
HR High Rock (Grand Bahama)
IN Inagua
LI Long Island
MA Mayaguana
N General Post Office, New Providence
SP Sandyport (New Providence)
SS Shirley Street (New Providence)

Bahamas - Postal codes


The Bahamas have no postal code system.

Bahamas - Postal code format graphic


Bahamas - Postal code format


Bahamas - Postal code specifics


Bahamas - Postal code regular expression


Bahamas - Postal code level of coverage


Bahamas - Postal code map


Place names in Bahamas


   Note: This section last updated 26th July 2014

Refer to Exonyms in Bahamas for full lists of place names in the Bahamas in other languages.

   Alternate place name forms/postal code tables can be acquired at http:www.grcdi.nl/settlements.htm External
   Other language place name data can be acquired at http://www.grcdi.nl/otherlanguageplace.htm External

Bahamas - Administrative districts


   Note: This section last updated 19th September 2018

The Bahamas has 34 districts External, not used in addresses except where the district is also the island name:

    Acklins Islands External
    Berry Islands External
    Bimini External
    Black Point External
    Cat Island External
    Central Abaco External
    Central Andros External
    Central Eleuthera External
    City of Freeport External
    Crooked Island and Long Cay External
    East Grand Bahama External
    Exuma External
    Grand Cay External
    Green Turtle Cay External
    Harbour Island External
    Hope Town External
    Inagua External
    Long Island External
    Mangrove Cay External
    Mayaguana External
    Moore’s Island External
    New Providence External
    North Abaco External
    North Andros External
    North Eleuthera External
    Ragged Island External
    Rum Cay External
    San Salvador External
    South Abaco External
    South Andros External
    South Eleuthera External
    Spanish Wells External
    Sweeting’s Cay External
    West Grand Bahama External

Administrative districts graphic


Telephone numbers in Bahamas


   Note: This section last updated 22nd September 2017

All telephone numbers in The Bahamas have the area code 242. All subscriber numbers have 7 digits. Mobile numbers have subscriber numbers beginning with these numbers: 357, 359, 375, 395, 4 (except 461), 5 (except 502 and 555), 636, 646, 727, 738, 80, 810, 812-82 and 899.

   Tables of telephone number information/formats can be acquired – see http://www.grcdi.nl/telephone.htm External 

Properties with value Bahamas


  1. ^ citypopulation.de/Bahamas-Islands.html External 20230921

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