Nassau, Bahamas

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Facts About Nassau, Bahamas

Regional Population: 227,940

Elevation: 16 meters

Time Zone: America/Nassau

Local Currency: BSD

Latitude: 25.0833333

Longitude: -77.35

Nearby Airports: NAS

Nassau is the capital of the Bahamas, on the northeastern edge of New Providence Island. Today, with a population of 200,000, Nassau contains nearly 70 percent of the population of the Bahamas. However, it's still quite low-rise and laid back.

Take a walk around Old Town, an interesting mixture of abandoned buildings and bright Caribbean structures. It doesn't take long to get away from the over-scrubbed tourist areas in the very center. Walk 10 minutes uphill to the pink Parliament Building, which still has a statue of an enthroned Queen Victoria out front. The Pirate Museum offers recreations of a pirate town, a pirate ship and a pirate battle, with a few real artifacts mixed in. It’s cheesy, but fun.

Nassau is a spring break Mecca for good reason. The nightly club scene can be rowdy.

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