According to Allcitycodes, the Bahamas is a country located in the Caribbean Sea with an area of 13,878 square kilometers (5,358 square miles) and a population of approximately 395,000 people. The capital city of the Bahamas is Nassau. The terrain in the Bahamas consists mainly of low-lying islands with some coral reefs and cays. The highest point in the Bahamas is Mount Alvernia at 63 meters (206 feet). Major rivers include the Exuma Sound and the Abaco Sound. The climate of the Bahamas is tropical with mild winters from December to February and hot summers from April to November. The area code of the Bahamas is +1-242. This code was introduced on 1 January 1966 when the Bahamas switched from its old international dialling code of +800 to +1-242 for all incoming calls from abroad. This change was made so that all incoming calls would be routed through international carriers instead of neighbouring countries. This has helped increase security as well as improve call quality for customers calling into the Bahamas from abroad. Check programingplease for Bahamas in 2010.