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Bahamas - Expo Zaragoza 2008

Bahamas at the Exhibition Expo Zaragoza 2008
© Philippe Lemaire

More than seven hundred islands, islets and rocky islets make up the great archipelago of the Bahamas, east of Florida and north of Cuba. A country that conjures up idyllic golden beaches, palm groves that seem to reach into the sea, paradisiacal enclaves, dreamy holidays and stories of pirates and hidden treasures. Islands cradled by the waters of the Caribbean Sea and the Atlantic, of incomparable beauty that goes beyond the warm and hospitable character of the Bahamian people. The waters of this archipelago contain one of the world's largest coral reefs and spectacular marine life. And the exuberant vegetation of the interior includes birdlife such as flamingos, pelicans, herons and other endemic species that are on the verge of extinction. The Bahamian people, descended from Africans, Irish, Scots and adventurous stateless people, pride themselves on their family name, their past and rich heritage. He loves celebrations and community life, and the relaxed attitude that accompanies it goes hand in hand with great optimism. This attitude is reflected in typical celebrations such as the carnival, also known as 'Junkanoo'.

© Exposicion International Zaragoza 2008