Nassau, Bahamas

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City of Nassau
The Atlantis Resort
The Atlantis Resort
Motto(s): Forward, Upward, Onward, Together
Country Bahamas
IslandBadge of New Providence.png New Providence
Rebuilt/Renamed1695
Area
 • Total207 km2 (80 sq mi)
Population (2010)
 • Total248,948
 • Density1,200/km2 (3,100/sq mi)
 • Metro density1,203/km2 (3,120/sq mi)
Time zoneEST (UTC−5)
 • Summer (DST)EDT (UTC−4)
Area code(s)242
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.