Tuesday, October 19

Jeopardy and Flag 158

The Answer is:
A country consisting of 29 islands, 661 cays, and 2,387 islets (rocks). Located in the Atlantic Ocean north of Cuba and Hispaniola (Dominican Republic and Haiti), northwest of the Turks and Caicos Islands, and southeast of the United States. Its total land area is 13,939 km2.
The Question is:
What do you know about the country with this national flag?
The Flag of the Bahamas.
The black equilateral triangle on the left represents the unity and determination of the people of the Bahamas. The triangle is oriented toward three equal-width stripes symbolizing areas of natural resource; two aquamarine stripes at the top and bottom of the flag representing the sea and one gold stripe representing the land.

Following the link above you can learn more about my last visitor behind the flag nos. 158.
The origin of the name "Bahamas" is unclear. It may derive from the Spanish baja mar ("shallow seas") or the Lucayan word for Grand Bahama Island, ba-ha-ma ("large upper middle land").

However, do you know the differences between the 29 islands, 661 cays and 2387 islets?Islands is any piece of sub-continental land that is surrounded by water.
Cays is a small, low-elevation, sandy island formed on the surface of coral reefs.
Islets is a very small island or skerry (Skjær).
Skerry is a small rocky island, usually defined to be too small for habitation. It may simply be a rocky reef. A skerry can also be called a low sea stack.

I have heard that some have learned a lot from the quiz show Jeopardy and now I have contributed a little more thanks to my visitor from the site of Columbus' first landfall in the New World in 1492.

1 comment:

Anne said...

Jeg leser her og tenker på Bermuda trianglet??? hvorfor???

Tror jeg må styrteinn å spørre 9na