The Islands Of The Bahamas form a 100,000-sq-mile archipelago that extends over 500 miles of the clearest water in the world. Our 700 islands, including uninhabited cays and large rocks, total an estimated land area of 5,382 square miles, and register a highest land elevation of 206 feet on Cat Island.
The Bahamas has the world’s third longest barrier reef and about 14. 5% of the world’s coral can be found in our waters. The Caribbean islands are made entirely of calcium carbonate, which is mainly produced or precipitated by the organisms of coral reefs. There are no rivers in The Bahamas.