Florida Peninsula (NASA).
Bahamas (right) - New Providence Island (left center), where the capital city of the Bahamas, Nassau is located, is 34 km long and 11 km wide and covers an area of 207 kmē. Nassau is the commercial and social center of the Bahamas. The city has a large and beautiful harbor. Nassau has a warm, healthful climate, and a colorful atmosphere that makes the city a favorite winter resort. Eleuthera Island (right half) is 133 km long and 3 km wide, and covers an area of 425 kmē. The island is generally flat and has no rivers. There are many mangrove swamps, brackish lakes, coral reefs and shoals, and miles of fine sandy beaches.
Eleuthera, which means "freedom" in Greek, was one of the first of the Bahama Islands to be colonized. The darker blue water of the Northeast Providence Channel (this is part of the Grand Bahama Submarine Canyon) is visible across the top portion of the image. The extreme southern portion of the Berry Islands, are discernible in the upper-left portion of the image. Covering the lower center portion of the image are the dark blue waters of Exuma Sound (NASA).
Geographic Guide - Images of the Planet Earth, Photos of United States of America, Canada, The Bahamas
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