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- Location: located within the Lucayan Archipelago in the Caribbean, north of Cuba and Haiti
- Population: 391,000+
- Area: 5,300+ sq. mi.
- Famous Person: Sir Sidney Poitier, actor, author, director, diplomat; 1st black actor to win Academy Award for Best Actor (Lillies in the Field, 1964)
- Fun Fact 1: 98.2% of the population of The Bahamas is literate
- Fun Fact 2: The Bahamas are an archipelagic state consisting of over 700 islands
- Location: in the Indian Ocean, off the coast of East Africa
- Population: 24.8+ million
- Area: 226,000+ sq. mi.
- Famous Person: Claude Simon, novelist and critic, and the 1985 Nobel Laureate in Literature
- Fun Fact 1: Madagascar is the 4th largest island in the world
- Fun Fact 2: Lemurs are naturally only found on Madagascar