Nassau & The Bahamas
The Bahamas, officially the Commonwealth of The Bahamas, is an independent, sovereign, English-speaking country consisting of two thousand cays and seven hundred islands that form an archipelago. It is located in the Atlantic Ocean southeast of the United States; north of Cuba, Hispaniola (Dominican Republic & Haiti) and the Caribbean Sea; and northwest of the Turks and Caicos Islands. It remains a Commonwealth realm.The Bahamas count over 300 000 habitants spread out over 700 Islands & Keys .Every Island has its own style and flavor ! Nassau is the capital, largest city, and commercial centre of the Commonwealth of the Bahamas. The city has a population of 260,000 (2008 census), nearly 70 percent of the entire population of the Bahamas (303,611). Lynden Pindling International Airport, the major airport for the Bahamas, is located about (16 kilometers) west of Nassau city centre, and has daily flights to major cities in the United Kingdom, United States, Canada and the Caribbean. The city is located on the island of New Providence, which functions much like a federal district. While there is no local government, it is governed directly as an administrative division of the national government..
Located on New
Providence Island, Nassau has an attractive harbor, a colorful blend of old
world and colonial architecture and a busy port. The tropical climate and
natural beauty of the Bahamas has made Nassau a popular tourist destination,
with a reputation for relaxing days and an exciting nightlife.