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City of Nassau
The Atlantis Resort
The Atlantis Resort
Coat of arms of City of Nassau
Coat of arms
Forward, Upward, Onward, Together
Country  Bahamas
Island Badge of New Providence.png New Providence
Rebuilt/Renamed 1695
 • Total 207 km2 (80 sq mi)
 • Total 248,948
 • Density 1,202.6/km2 (3,115/sq mi)
 • Metro density 1,203/km2 (3,120/sq mi)
Time zone UTC−5 (EST)
 • Summer (DST) UTC−4 (EDT)
Area code(s) 242
CIA map of the Bahamas
Map showing the Bahamas

Nassau is the largest city and the capital of the Bahamas. Nassau is on New Providence Island. In 2008 about 260,000 people lived in Nassau. Nassau used to be named Charles Town.

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