Nassau is the capital of the Bahamas, on the north side of the island of New Providence. The city has 280,000 residents (2018).
Nassau has a good harbor, and is a very popular tourist spot with beautiful scenery and fine swimming beaches as well as boating. There is a bridge and ferry connection to the Paradise Island exit. Fort Nassau (1697), Fort Charlotte (1787-94) and Fort Fincastle (1793), the Anglican Cathedral and Government Building (1801) are among the sights. The city has a botanical garden and an international airport.