19 Facts About Bahamas Nassau


Bahamas Nassau is the site of the House of Assembly and various judicial departments and was considered historically to be a stronghold of pirates.

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Town that would be called Bahamas Nassau was founded in 1670 by British noblemen who brought British settlers with them to New Providence.

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Bahamas Nassau's harbour was tailor-made for defence and it could take around 500 vessels, though it was too shallow to accept large battleships.

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Bahamas Nassau successfully clamped down on the pirates, reformed the civil administration, and restored commerce.

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Rogers cleaned up Bahamas Nassau and rebuilt the fort, using his own wealth to try to overcome problems.

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In 1776, the Battle of Bahamas Nassau resulted in a brief occupation by American Continental Marines during the American War of Independence, where the Marines staged their first amphibious raid on Fort Montague after attempting to sneak up on Fort Bahamas Nassau.

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Bahamas Nassau oversaw the construction of Fort Charlotte and Fort Fincastle in Nassau.

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The tropical climate and natural environment of the Bahamas have made Nassau an attractive tourist destination.

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Bahamas Nassau has a tropical savanna climate, bordering on a tropical monsoon climate, with hot wet summers, and mild dry winters.

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The 1788 heart of Bahamas Nassau was just a few blocks of buildings between Government House and the harbour, but the town gradually expanded east to Malcolm's Park, south to Wulff Road, and west to Bahamas Nassau Street.

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Pirates of Bahamas Nassau Museum is just across from the British Colonial Hilton.

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Nassau's large population in relation to the remainder of the Bahamas is the result of waves of immigration from the Family Islands to the capital.

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Bahamas Nassau is a left-hand traffic country, but many cars are imported from the US and are left-hand drive.

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Bahamas Nassau has been recognized as a part of the UNESCO Creative Cities Network as a city of Crafts and Folk Art.

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Bahamas Nassau was the main setting for the Starz Network show Black Sails .

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Bahamas Nassau has served as a shooting location for film production.

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In 1981, Bahamas Nassau was used as a stand-in for Greece in an ocean scene in For Your Eyes Only.

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Bahamas Nassau was featured as a primary setting in the 2013 video game Assassin's Creed IV: Black Flag .

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Bahamas Nassau Town is mentioned in "Sloop John B", a Bahamian folk song.

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