Requested by Sarah
Bahamian Fact 1 (June 28–July 4, 2009)
Christopher Columbus “discovered” America by landing in the Bahamas in 1492.
Bahamian Fact 2 (July 5–July 11, 2009)
This week, on July 10th, the Bahamas celebrate their independence from the United Kingdom in 1973.
Bahamian Fact 3 (July 12–July 18, 2009)
In addition to the Bahamas major industries of tourism and banking, they also produce rum and spiral-welded steel pipe (sheet metal rolled up, and welded into a pipe, like a paper towel tube).
Bahamian Fact 4 (July 19–July 25, 2009)
Bahamians import 72,420 barrels of oil per day, using 34,000 of them, and then shipping out the rest.
Bahamian Fact 5 (July 26–Aug. 1, 2009)
There are 1,223 ships in the Bahamas’ merchant marine. That’s the sixth largest in the world, and the second largest in the Western Hemisphere, behind Panama.