New Providence

island of the Bahamas

New Providence is an island of The Bahamas. It has the most people of all the islands in the Bahamas. It has more than 70% of the total people. It also houses the national capital city, Nassau. The island was first under Spanish control following Christopher Columbus' discovery of the New World.[1] New Providence is the main commercial hub of The Bahamas. It is home to over 400 banks and trust companies. Its hotels and port have more than two thirds of the four million-plus tourists who visit The Bahamas each year. Other settlements on New Providence include Grants Town, Bain Town, Fox Hill, Adelaide, Yamacraw, South Beach, Coral Harbour, Lyford Cay, Paradise Island, Sea Breeze, Centreville, The Grove (South) and The Grove (West Bay), Cable Beach, Delaporte, Gambier and Love Beach.[2]

New Providence
LocationAtlantic Ocean
Coordinates25°02′N 77°24′W / 25.033°N 77.400°W / 25.033; -77.400
ArchipelagoThe Bahamas
Area207 km2 (80 sq mi)
Length34 km (21.1 mi)
Width11 km (6.8 mi)
Highest elevation5 m (16 ft)
The Bahamas Bahamas
Pop. density1,594/km2 (4128/sq mi)


  1. Bruce Taylor (13 March 2012). "The Bahamas: Islands in Chains?". H-Net Reviews.
  2. "NEW PROVIDENCE". Government of the Bahamas. |first= missing |last= (help)

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