Nassau, New Providence, The Bahamas


๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ธ Nassau is the capital and largest city of the Bahamas. With a population of 70% of the entire population of the Bahamas, Nassau is commonly defined as a primate city, dwarfing all other towns in the country. It is the centre of commerce, education, law, administration, and media of the country.

Lynden Pindling International Airport, the major airport for the Bahamas, is located about 16 km (9.9ย mi) west of the city centre of Nassau, and has daily flights to major cities in Canada, the Caribbean, the United Kingdom and the United States. The city is located on the island of New Providence, which functions much like a business district.

Nassau is the site of the House of Assembly and various judicial departments and was considered historically to be a stronghold of pirates. The city was named in honour of William III of England, Prince of Orange-Nassau.

Nassau's modern growth began in the late eighteenth century, with the influx of thousands of Loyalists and their slaves to the Bahamas following the American War of Independence. Many of them settled in Nassau, the commerce capital of the Bahamas, and eventually came to outnumber the original inhabitants.

As the population of Nassau grew, so did its populated areas. Today the city dominates the entire island and its satellite, Paradise Island. However, until the post-Second World War era, the outer suburbs scarcely existed. Most of New Providence was uncultivated bush until Loyalists were resettled there following the American Revolutionary War; they established several plantations, such as Clifton and Tusculum. Slaves were imported as labour.

After the British abolished the international slave trade in 1807, they resettled thousands of Africans liberated from slave ships by the Royal Navy on New Providence (at Adelaide Village and Gambier Village), along with other islands such as Grand Bahama, Exuma, Abaco and Inagua. In addition, slaves freed from American ships, such as the Creole case in 1841, were allowed to settle there. The largest concentration of Africans historically lived in the "Over-the-Hill" suburbs of Grants Town and Bain Town to the south of the city of Nassau, while most of the inhabitants of European descent lived on the island's northern coastal ridges.

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Nassau is rated Gamma - by the Globalization and World Cities Research Network (GaWC) which evaluates and ranks the relationships between world cities in the context of globalisation. Gamma level cities are cities that link smaller economic regions into the world economy.

Nassau is the #99 city in the world according to the Global Financial Centres Index (GFCI) which evaluates and ranks the competitiveness of the major financial centres of the world according to a wide range of criteria โ€“ Human Capital, Business, Finance, Infrastructure and Reputation.

Nassau was ranked #1192 by the Nomad List which evaluates and ranks remote work hubs by cost, internet, fun and safety. Nassau has a population of over 274,400 people. Nassau also forms part of the wider Bahamas state which has a population of over 389,482 people.

To set up a UBI Lab for Nassau see: https://www.ubilabnetwork.org Twitter: https://twitter.com/UBILabNetwork

Nassau is a member of the UNESCO Creative Cities Network for Craft and Folk Art see: https://en.unesco.org/creative-cities

Twin Towns, Sister Cities Nassau has links with:

๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡ฝ Acapulco, Mexico ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ Albany, USA ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ Detroit, USA ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ท Kish Island, Iran ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡บ Nunawading, Australia ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡ท Paranรก, Argentina ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ณ Shanghai, China ๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡ฟ Whanganui, New Zealand ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ Winston-Salem, USA
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  • Michael Rosenauer |

    ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡น ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ Architect Michael Rosenauer is associated with Nassau.

UNESCO Creative Cities for Craft and Folk Art include: ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ฆ Al-Ahsa ๐Ÿ‡ต๐Ÿ‡พ Areguรก ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡ฌ Aswan ๐Ÿ‡ต๐Ÿ‡ช Ayacucho ๐Ÿ‡ต๐Ÿ‡ญ Baguio ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡ซ Bamiyan ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡ซ Bamyan ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ท Bandar Abbas ๐Ÿ‡ต๐Ÿ‡น Barcelos ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡น Biella ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ฟ Bukhara ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡ฌ Cairo ๐Ÿ‡ต๐Ÿ‡น Caldas da Rainha ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡น Carrara ๐Ÿ‡ต๐Ÿ‡น Castelo Branco ๐Ÿ‡น๐Ÿ‡ญ Chiang Mai ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡จ Chordeleg ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡จ Durรกn ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡น Fabriano ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ฌ Gabrovo ๐Ÿ‡ป๐Ÿ‡ณ Hoi An ๐Ÿ‡ฟ๐Ÿ‡ฆ Howick ๐Ÿ‡ฐ๐Ÿ‡ท Icheon ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ท Isfahan ๐Ÿ‡ญ๐Ÿ‡น Jacmel ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ณ Jaipur ๐Ÿ‡ฐ๐Ÿ‡ท Jinju ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ท Joรฃo Pessoa ๐Ÿ‡ฏ๐Ÿ‡ต Kanazawa ๐Ÿ‡ท๐Ÿ‡บ Kargopol ๐Ÿ‡น๐Ÿ‡ท Kรผtahya ๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ท Limoges ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฉ Lubumbashi ๐Ÿ‡ฏ๐Ÿ‡ด Madaba ๐Ÿ‡ฉ๐Ÿ‡ด Monte Cristi ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ธ Nassau ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ซ Ouagadougou ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ Paducah ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ฉ Pekalongan ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ฏ Porto-Novo ๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡ฝ San Cristรณbal de las Casas ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ Santa Fe ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡ฟ Shaki ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡ช Sharjah ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡ฟ Sheki ๐Ÿ‡น๐Ÿ‡ฌ Sokodรฉ ๐Ÿ‡น๐Ÿ‡ญ Sukhothai ๐Ÿ‡น๐Ÿ‡ญ Sukhothai Thani ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ฉ Surakarta ๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡ฆ Tรฉtouan ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡บ Trinidad ๐Ÿ‡น๐Ÿ‡ณ Tunis ๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡ณ Ulaanbaatar ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡ช Viljandi
See Also: ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ Nassau Bay, Texas, United States | ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ Nassau County, New York, United States

Antipodal to Nassau is: 102.662,-25.077

Locations Near: Nassau -77.3383,25.0768

๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ธ Bahamas -77.395,25.036 d: 7.3  

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๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ Miami -80.198,25.775 d: 297.5  

๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ Allapattah -80.224,25.805 d: 300.9  

๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ Fort Lauderdale -80.144,26.115 d: 304  

๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ Pompano Beach -80.106,26.235 d: 305.9  

๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ Coral Gables -80.263,25.749 d: 303.1  

๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ Hollywood -80.191,26.018 d: 304.7  

๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ Miami Gardens -80.223,25.928 d: 304.6  

๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ Deerfield Beach -80.083,26.317 d: 307.7  

Antipodal to: Nassau 102.662,-25.077

๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡บ Wanneroo 115.803,-31.747 d: 18532.9  

๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡บ Vincent 115.834,-31.936 d: 18520.8  

๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡บ Perth 115.857,-31.953 d: 18518  

๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡บ Rockingham 115.717,-32.267 d: 18513.2  

๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡บ Guildford 115.973,-31.9 d: 18510.9  

๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡บ City of Cockburn 115.833,-32.167 d: 18508.9  

๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡บ Cannington 115.934,-32.017 d: 18508.2  

๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡บ Midland 116.01,-31.888 d: 18508.4  

๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡บ Mandurah 115.721,-32.529 d: 18498.6  

๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡บ Bunbury 115.637,-33.327 d: 18459.2  

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