Nassau, the Bahamas
Nassau is the capital, largest city, and commercial center of the Commonwealth of The Bahamas. The city has a population of 248,948 (2010 census), 70 percent of the entire population of The Bahamas (353,658). Lynden Pindling International Airport, the major airport for The Bahamas, is located about 9.9 miles west of Nassau city center, 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 business district. Nassau houses the House of Assembly and various judicial departments. Nassau is considered a historical stronghold of pirates.