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Nassau is the capital of the Bahamas Islands and the commercial and cultural center of the country. It is located on the island of New Proudhoness and has a lively landscape. There is a seaport in the city. The pleasant climate of the area has turned the city into a popular tourist center, attracting daytime beach vacations and featuring a variety of nightlife attractions with many bars and restaurants.

The history of the ancient city goes back to the middle of the 17th century. At that time, the village was originally named Charlestown by the English. As time passed, in 1695, the name was changed to Nassau. It was named in honor of William III of Rossau.

Historically, it has been home to the pirates of the Caribbean Sea for as long as 18 centuries. The most famous of all the pirates was the pirate called Blackbeard. In the late part of that century, too, the Spanish ships often came to the coast. At the end of the year 1782, Nasau was in the occupation zone of Spain. But already in the middle of 1783 he had been freed from the nepotism. By the Treaty of Paris, Nassau was a Brittany tribe in the Bahamian Islands in 1973.

After the abolition in the early 19th century, the Bahamian Islands traded, including Nassau, with the former colonies of Nassau. During World War II, American Coast Guard ships were stationed in the city. Beginning in 1968, it was the seat of the Superintendent-Minister for Self-Governed Lands. In the aftermath of the independence of the Bahamas, Nassau became the seat of a free state. Among the historic features are the Bayeux Market Street and the great royal gardens with rich vegetation, Parliament Square, centered by the statue of Queen Victoria and the Queens Staircase on Elizabeth Avenue.

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  • Tap water: No, not drinkable
  • Religious government: Ambiguous
  • Population: 240,000 people
  • GDP: $23,124 / year
  • Foreigners can own real estate: Yes
  • Power outlets: 115V60Hz
  • Internet: 10 Mbps
  • Best wireless: BTC Bahamas
  • Tipping: In the Bahamas, service staff and hotel workers expect to be tipped. The usual tip for service from a taxi driver or waiter is 15% and $1–$2 a bag for porters. Most travelers leave $1 to $3 per day for their hotel maid, usually every morning since the maid may have a day off. Many hotels and restaurants automatically add a 15% gratuity to your bill; if not, a 15% to 20% tip at a restaurant is appropriate (more for a high-end establishment). Bartenders generally get $1 to $2 per drink.
  • Apartment listings: AirBnb
  • Apartments: Airbnb
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  • Best short-haul air carrier: KLM
  • Best intl air carrier: KLM
  • Monthly costs for expat: $2500
  • Monthly costs for family: $4700
  • Monthly costs for local: $1350
  • Meal: $15
  • Small Cola: $1.7
  • Beer 1 Pint: $2.5
  • Coffee: $5

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