New Providence

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New Providence
New Providence is located in Bahamas

New Providence (Bahamas)
Geography
Location Atlantic Ocean
Coordinates 25°02′N 77°24′W / 25.033°N 77.4°W / 25.033; -77.4
Archipelago The Bahamas
Area 207 km2 (80 sq mi)
Length 34 km (21 mi)
Width 11 km (6.8 mi)
Elevation 5 m (16 ft)
Country
The Bahamas Bahamas
Largest city Nassau
Demographics
Population 248,948 (as of 2010)
Density 1,594 /km2 (4,130 /sq mi)
Ethnic groups African 85%, European 12%, Asian and Hispanic 3%

New Providence is an island of The Bahamas. It has the most people of all the islands in the Bahamas. It has more than 70% of the total people. It also houses the national capital city, Nassau. The island was first under Spanish control following Christopher Columbus' discovery of the New World.[1] New Providence is the main commercial hub of The Bahamas. It is home to over 400 banks and trust companies. Its hotels and port have more than two thirds of the four million-plus tourists who visit The Bahamas each year. Other settlements on New Providence include Grants Town, Bain Town, Fox Hill, Adelaide, Yamacraw, South Beach, Coral Harbour, Lyford Cay, Paradise Island, Sea Breeze, Centreville, The Grove (South) and The Grove (West Bay), Cable Beach, Delaporte, Gambier and Love Beach.[2]

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