Nassau is the capital
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, largest city, and commercial centre of the Commonwealth of the Bahamas. The city has a population of 248,948 (2010 census
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), 70 percent of the entire population of The Bahamas (353,658). Lynden Pindling International Airport
Lynden Pindling International Airport
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, the major airport for The Bahamas, is located about 16 kilometres (9.9 mi) west of Nassau city centre, and has daily flights to major cities in the United Kingdom
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, United States
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and the Caribbean
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. The city is located on the island of New Providence
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, which functions much like a business district.