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Horseshoe Bay Beach, Bermuda
Horseshoe Bay, the most famous beach in Bermuda as you can see.
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Location map of Bermuda
 
Destination Bermuda, a virtual travel guide to the archipelago formerly known as the "Isle of Devils". The group of low-forming volcanoes consists of seven main islands and about 170 smaller islands and islets in the North Atlantic Ocean, about 1,400 km east of South Carolina's coast.

The combined area of the British Overseas Territory is 54 km², compared the island is somewhat smaller than San Marino, or about one-third the size of Washington, DC..

Bermuda has a population of 65,000 people. Capital is Hamilton. The island nation has a diverse population, 54% are black, 31% are white, 8% are multiracial, 4% are Asian, and 4% are from other races. The predominant language on Bermuda is Bermudian English.


Bermuda (British Overseas Territory)


Country Profile



Background:
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 54% 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
 

 

Official Name:
Bermuda
former: Somers Islands

ISO Country Code: bm

Time:
Time Zone:
Local Time = UTC -4h (in Summer -3)
Actual Time: Mon-Dec-5  14:36

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 km² (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 (2014)
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 - commodities: reexports of pharmaceuticals

Exports partners: US 14.4%, Iceland 13.7%, Spain 6.8%, UK 5.8%, Mauritius 5.6% (2015)

Imports - commodities: clothing, fuels, machinery and transport equipment, construction materials, chemicals, food and live animals

Imports partners: South Korea 49.5%, US 14.6%, Germany 11.4%, China 9%, Turkmenistan 5.2% (2015)

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 (since 2014 discontinued).

Bernews
News from Bermuda.

Royal Gazette
More news from Bermuda.
 

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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
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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.
 
 
Travel and Tour Consumer Information


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.
 

Bermuda, maritime scenery
Maritime scenery, Bermuda
© bermudatourism.com


Bermuda Jazz Festival
Bermuda Music Festival
© bermudatourism.com 

Bermuda Marching Band
Bermuda Regiment Band
© bermudatourism.com

Education

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

Environment & Nature

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

Open Directory Project: Bermuda

Wikipedia: Bermuda

The World Factbook -- Bermuda
 
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