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New Providence Island is, by far, the most populated island in the Bahamas and the site of the capital Nassau.


Map of New Providence
  • 1 Nassau – the capital, whose sprawl takes up most of the eastern side of the island

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New Providence is only 21 miles long and 7 miles wide. Paradise Island, just north, is linked to New Providence by two bridges.

Get in[edit]

1 Lynden Pindling International Airport (NAS IATA), covered in Nassau, is located on the western side of the island.

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Stay safe[edit]

There are numerous stray dogs that are called "potcakes" by locals. Don't feed them or make contact with them. Also, as in any tourist destination, watch out for pickpockets.

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