Nassau, Bahamas

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Ceety o Nassau
Walcome tae Nassau
Walcome tae Nassau
Motto(s): 
Forward, Upward, Onward, Thegither
Ceety o Nassau is locatit in Bahamas
Ceety o Nassau
Ceety o Nassau
Coordinates: 25°4′N 77°20′W / 25.067°N 77.333°W / 25.067; -77.333
Kintra Bahamas
IslandBadge of New Providence.png New Providence
Rebiggit/Renamed1695
Area
 • Total207 km2 (80 sq mi)
Population
 (2010)
 • Tot248,948
 • Density1,200/km2 (3,100/sq mi)
 • Metro density1,203/km2 (3,120/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC−5 (EST)
 • Summer (DST)UTC−4 (EDT)
Aurie code(s)242

Nassau is the caipital, lairgest ceety, an commercial centre o the Bahamas. The ceety haes a population o 248,948 (2010 census), 70 percent o the entire population o the Bahamas (353,658). Lynden Pindling Internaitional Airport, the major airport for the Bahamas, is locatit aboot 16 kilometres (9.9 mi) wast o Nassau ceety centre, an haes daily flichts tae major ceeties in the Unitit Kinrick, Unitit States, Canadae an the Caribbean. The ceety is locatit on the island o New Providence, that functions much like a business destrict. Nassau hooses the Hoose o Assembly an various judicial depairtments. Nassau is considered a historical stranghauld o pirates.