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Nassau (Bahamas) - Place names:, House of Nassau, Other types of things:

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25°05N 77°20W, pop (2000e) 14 400. Capital of the Bahamas on NE coast of New Providence I; frequented by pirates during the 18th-c and captured briefly by Americans in 1776; Fort Nassau (1697), Fort Charlotte (1787–94), and Fort Fincastle (1793) built to protect the city from Spanish invasion; airport; a popular winter tourist resort.

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