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Destination Bermuda, a virtual travel guide to the archipelago formerly known as the "Isle of Devils". This page aims to give you a broad overview of Bermuda's art, culture, people, environment, geography, history, economy and government.
Beside a country profile with facts and figures, the page contains links to sources which provide you with all the information you need to know about this British Overseas Territory, e.g.: official web sites of Bermuda, addresses of embassies, the domestic aiport, city- and country guides with extensive travel and tourism information on accommodation, tourist attractions, events and more like weather information, maps, statistics and local newspapers from Bermuda.

Bermuda Marching Band
Bermuda Regiment Band © bermudatourism.com
 

Bermuda (British Overseas Territory)

Country Profile


Flag of Bermuda
Flag of Bermuda


Background:
Bermuda is an archipelago consisting of seven main islands and about 130 smaller islands and islets lying about 1 000 kilometers (650 mi.) east of Washington D.C. USA.
Some five hundred years ago, Spanish explorer, Juan de Bermudez, discovered the isolated archipelago, but he made no attempt to land.
In the early 17th-century British colonists arrived and in 1620 Bermuda became a self-governing colony.
Today Bermuda is a diversified community, consisting of numerous nationalities and ethnic groups, about 55% of Bermudians are of African descent. Bermuda has developed into a highly successful offshore financial center and has one of the highest per capita incomes in the world, the economy is based primarily upon international business and tourism.


related countries: United Kingdom, United States
 
where in the world is Bermuda

Official Name:
Bermuda
former: Somers Islands

ISO Country Code: bm

Time:
Time Zone:
Local Time = UTC -4h (in Summer -3)
Actual Time: Fri-Oct-31  02:09

Country Calling Code: +1 441

Capital City: Hamilton (pop. 3461)

Other Cities: St. George (pop. 3306)

Government:
Type: British Overseas Territory with significant autonomy.
Constitution: 8 June 8 1968; amended 1989 and 2003.

Geography:
Location: North America, group of islands in the North Atlantic Ocean.
Area: 53 kmĀ² (20.6 sq. mi.).
Terrain: Hilly islands of volcanic origin surrounded by a wide platform of underwater coral reefs.

Climate: Semi-tropical, mild, humid.

People:
Nationality: Bermudian(s)
Population: 65 000
GNI per capita PPP: $ 36 000 (year)
Ethnic Groups: Black 55%, white 34%, mixed 7%, other.
Religions: Christian
Languages: English (official), Portuguese.
Literacy: 99%

Natural resources: Limestone, tourism.

Agriculture products: Bananas, citrus, vegetables, flowers; dairy products.

Industries: Tourism, international business, light manufacturing.

Exports partners: France 73.8%, UK 6.2%, Sweden 2.6% (2004)

Imports partners: Kazakhstan 36.6%, France 19.1%, Japan 15.1%, Italy 10.6%, USA 8.2% (2004)

Currency: Bermudian Dollar (BMD)


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Official Sites of Bermuda

Gov.bm
The official website of Bermuda's government.


Diplomatic Missions:
U.S. Consulate General in Bermuda
U.S. Consulate General in Hamilton, Bermuda.

UK Government
Foreign & Commonwealth Office (FCO)
The British Government department responsible for overseas relations and foreign affairs.
UK Embassies Overseas
Address list of UK Embassies Abroad.


Weather
Bermuda Weather
Bermuda Public Forecast and more.



Maps
Map of Bermuda
Political map of Bermuda.

Google Earth Google Earth Bermuda
Searchable map and satellite view of Bermuda.
Google Earth Google Earth Hamilton
Searchable map and satellite view of Bermuda's small capital city.
Map of North America
Reference map of North America (find Bermuda on the very right side).

Map of Central America and the Caribbean

Reference Map of Central America and the Caribbean. 
 

Bermuda News

Bermuda Sun
Weekly online news.
Royal Gazette
News from Bermuda.
 

 

Arts & Culture

Bermuda Art Centre at Dockyard
Shows and events, workshops and exhibits of original artwork by local artists.
The Bermuda Art Directory
Directory of Bermudian and Bermuda resident artists, art museums and events.
Bermuda Gourmet Getaway 2006
Dedicated to Bermuda's finest food.
Bermuda International Film Festival 
Annual independent film festival, established in 1997.
Bermuda Music Festival
The annual Bermuda Jazz Festival.

Heather Nova
Official web site of the Bermuda born singer-songwriter.

Bermuda Maritime Museum
The island's largest and most-visited attraction located at at the Royal Naval Dockyard.
 
Heather Nova, Bermuda born singer
Heather Nova © heathernova.com
 

Business & Economy

Bermuda Monetary Authority 
Information about the Authority, its supervision and regulation of the financial services industry in Bermuda and other related matters.

Bank of Bermuda

Bermuda Stock Exchange
BSX is the world's largest offshore, fully electronic securities market.

Bermuda Chamber of Commerce
Non profit organization for the advance of the commercial, industrial, civic, trade and general interests of Bermuda.

Who is Who
Who is Who in Bermuda Business.

Transportation
Bermuda Airport
The International Airport on St. David's.

Bermuda Container Line
BCL provides an ocean freight service linking Bermuda with the world.
 
 

Destination Bermuda - Travel and Tour Guides

Discover Bermuda: Hamilton, St. George's, Elbow Beach, Royal Naval Dockyard, Somerset Village, South Shore Park, Flatts Village, Nonsuch Island, Horseshoe Bay.
Accommodation, hotels, attractions, festivals, events, tourist boards, biking, boating, dining, diving & snorkelling, fishing, golfing, cruising, tours and much more.


Bermuda Dept. of Tourism
The Official Site of the Bermuda Department of Tourism offers a variety of products and services, including where to wine and dine, what to do, where to stay, wedding/honeymoon, etc..



BAMZ - Bermuda Aquarium Museum and Zoo
The website provides visitor information, news about exhibits, education programmes, and activities.


The Royal Bermuda Yacht Club
Established on the 1st November, 1844 by a party of thirty gentlemen, consisting largely of officers in the British Army.

Bermuda.com
Another travel and visitors guide.
Bermuda Online
Comprehensive Information about Bermuda.
BermyNET.com
Bermuda event and nightlife guide.
 

Travel and Tour Consumer Information

Bermuda, maritime scenery
Maritime scenery © bermudatourism.com

Education

Bermuda College
The website for Bermuda's publicly owned college, located at Stonington in Paget.
 
 

Environment

Bermuda Biodiversity Project
Mission Statement
"..to gather, analyse and disseminate the biological information necessary for the sustainable use of Bermuda's living resources."
Bermuda Biological Station for Research, Inc.
BBSR an independent U.S. non-profit research organization seeks to improve society's understanding of marine ecosystems, ocean/atmospheric interactions and ocean health, and their influence on man's habitat and health.
Bermuda National Trust
The trust's mission is to preserve buildings, lands, artefacts and places of beauty or historic interest, and to promote their appreciation.
Bermuda Monarch Conservancy
Bermuda Maritime Museum has been working in collaboration with the BMC to create a habitat for monarch butterflies at the Keep.
Bermuda Underwater Exploration Institute
Institute for underwater research and protection and preservation of the marine environment.
 
Bermuda beach
On the beach © bermudatourism.com

History

Bermuda's History from 1500 until today
History of the archipelago and how it relates to the United States of America, United Kingdom and Canada.

Bermuda Genealogy & History
The site provides historical records, a country profile, history, maps and more.
 
 

Search

Bermuda Online Links
Bermuda related links.


Additional Information on Bermuda

BBC News Country Profile: Bermuda
Governments on the WWW: Bermuda
Open Directory Project: Bermuda
Wikipedia: Bermuda
The World Factbook -- Bermuda
 
Bermuda Jazz Festival
Bermuda Music Festival © bermudatourism.com 

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