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Nassau

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Nassau is the capital, largest city, and commercial centre of the Commonwealth of the Bahamas.

Nassau's modern growth began in the late eighteenth century, with the influx of thousands of American Loyalists and their slaves to the Bahamas following the American Revolutionary War. Many of them settled in Nassau (then and still the commerce capital of the Bahamas) and eventually came to outnumber the original inhabitants.

As the population of Nassau grew, so did its populated areas. Today the city dominates the entire island and its satellite, Paradise Island. However, until the post-Second World War era, the outer suburbs scarcely existed. Most of New Providence was uncultivated bush until Loyalists were resettled here following the American Revolutionary War; they established several plantations, such as Clifton and Tusculum. Slaves were imported as labour.

Marathon Swimming[edit]

David Barra completed a 22-mile marathon swim on 28 March 2013 in Eleuthera from Lighthouse Beach to Sunrise Beach in 13 hours 41 minutes escorted by Clare Kelly-Barra, Scott Aland, Rachel Shapiro, and Jai Leal as escort kayakers.

Chloë McCardel will attempt a 128 km (79.5-mile) swim from the souther tip of Eleuthera to the island of Nassau.

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