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Hamilton Bermuda with cruiseship as seen from ferry
Hamilton Bermuda with cruise liner as seen from the ferry.
Image: zentralsachse

 
Location map of Bermuda. Where in the world is Bermuda
Location map of Bermuda


Flag of Bermuda
Flag of Bermuda



Bermuda in brief


Destination Bermuda, a Nations Online Project profile of the British overseas territory formerly known as the "Isle of Devils."
The island is also known as the northeastern point of the mysterious Bermuda Triangle.

The archipelago is a group of limestone islands atop of a flat, extinct submarine volcano, which rises more than 4,300 m (14,000 ft) from the ocean floor. Bermuda consists of the main island Bermuda (or Main Island), some adjacent islands, and about 170 plus small coral islands and islets in the North Atlantic Ocean. Bermuda is located 1,240 km (770 mi) east off the coast of South Carolina.

The combined area of the territory is 54 km², compared it is somewhat smaller than tiny San Marino, or about one-third the size of Washington, DC.

Bermuda has a population of 64,000 people (in 2020). The capital is Hamilton; the largest town is St. George's. The British island territory 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.

 
Islands of Bermuda


Background:
Some five hundred years ago, Spanish explorer Juan de Bermudez discovered the isolated archipelago, but he did not attempt to land. Bermuda was first settled in 1609 by shipwrecked English colonists heading for Virginia. In 1620 Bermuda became a self-governing British 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
 

 

Country Profile



Official Name:
Bermuda
former: Somers Islands

ISO Country Code: BM, BMU

Time:
Time Zone:
Local Time = UTC -4h (in Summer -3)
Actual Time: Fri-Apr-16  10:08

Country Calling Code: +1 441

Capital City: Hamilton (pop. 3461)

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Official Sites of Bermuda

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Bermuda's Sessions House in Hamilton as seen from Reid Street
View of the front of the Sessions House in Hamilton; it is home to Bermuda's House of Assembly.
Image: JoeyBagODonuts


Government
Bermuda is a parliamentary self-governing overseas territory of the United Kingdom. Bermuda's legal system is based on English common law. Queen Elizabeth II is head of state and is represented in Bermuda by a governor, whom she appoints. The head of government is the Premier 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 is 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 of Bermuda



Map of the Islands of Bermuda
Map of Bermuda (click map to enlarge)
Image: © nationsonline.org


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. 
 

 


News of Bermuda



Newsstand

Online News from Bermuda


Bernews
News from Bermuda.

Royal Gazette
More news from Bermuda.

TV
Bermuda Broadcasting Company
Bermuda's only Broadcasting News.

 

 


Arts & Culture of Bermuda


Gombey Dancers in Par-la-Ville Park, Hamliton, Bermuda
Gombey Dancers in Par-la-Ville Park, Hamliton, Bermuda.
Image: kansasphoto


Arts & Culture


Bermuda Art Centre at Dockyard
Shows and events, workshops, and exhibits of original artwork by local artists.
Masterworks Museum of Bermuda Art
The museum offers a collection of Bermuda inspired art.
Bermuda International Film Festival 
Annual independent film festival, established in 1997.
Bermuda Festival
The Bermuda Festival of the Performing Arts.

Heather Nova
The official web site of the Bermuda born singer-songwriter. Listen to Eskobar - Someone New (feat. Heather Nova).

National Museum of Bermuda
The former Bermuda Maritime Museum is the island's largest and most-visited attraction. The museum is located at the Royal Naval Dockyard.

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

 


 


Business & Economy of Bermuda



Gombey Dancers in Par-la-Ville Park, Hamliton, Bermuda
The Explorer of the Seas and the Norwegian Spirit cruise ships docked at the Dockyard, Sandys, Bermuda. Tourism is the most important pillar of the economy in terms of employment.
Image: kansasphoto


Business & Economy
Insurance and other financial services are the main pillars of Bermuda's economy, accounting for about 85% of the island's GDP. Tourism is the country's second-largest industry, accounting for about 5% of Bermuda's GDP but a much larger share of employment. [1] The proximity of Bermuda to the United States makes the US the most important trading partner.

 

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
In 2004 the HSBC, the British multinational investment bank, acquired the Bank of Bermuda.

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

Bermuda Chamber of Commerce
The Island's oldest and largest trade organization.

Bermuda Yellow Pages
Bermuda's Absolute Local Search.


Transportation
Bermuda Airport
L.F. Wade International Airport on St. David's.

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

 

 


 


Tourism in Bermuda



Restaurant on the beach, Bermuda
Bermuda restaurant on the beach.
Image: David Broad


Destination Bermuda - Travel and Tour Guides


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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 & snorkeling, fishing, golfing, cruising, tours, and much more.


Bermuda Tourism Authority
The official tourism website 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 programs, and activities.

Bermuda Underwater Exploration Institute
The institute for underwater research also runs an Ocean discovery center.

Bermuda.com
Commercial Bermuda travel and visitors guide.

Bermuda Online
Comprehensive Information about Bermuda by Keith Archibald Forbes.

BermyNET.com
Bermuda's social media website with event and nightlife guide.

Wikivoyage Logo Wikivoyage: Bermuda
A Wikivoyage guide to Bermuda.


Horseshoe Bay Beach, Bermuda
Horseshoe Bay is the most famous beach in Bermuda, as you can see.
Image: Curtis & Renee

 
 

 


 


UNESCO World Heritage Sites


Historic houses of Saint George's on the waterfront with St. Peter's Church, Bermuda
Historic houses of Saint George's on the waterfront; St. Peter's Church in the background.
Image: James Willamor


UNESCO World Heritage Sites in Bermuda
There is one UNESCO World Heritage Sites in Bermuda, (see the List of UNESCO World Heritage Sites).


World Heritage Site Historic Town of St George and Related Fortifications, Bermuda
Founded in 1612, St George is an outstanding example of the earliest English urban settlement in the New World. The town's fortifications illustrate the development of British defense technology from the 17th to the 20th century and how it was adapted to take account of the development of artillery during this period.


Fort St. Catherine's in St. George Bermuda
Fort St. Catherine's is a coastal artillery fort at the north-east tip of St. George's Island. The fortification is part of the UNESCO World Heritage Site.
Image: Tomwsulcer
 

 


Education in Bermuda



Bermuda College in Paget Parish of Bermuda
The Bermuda College in Paget Parish of Bermuda.
Image: royalgazette.com


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

 


Environment & Nature



Reef shark, grouper, and hogfish, Bermuda
Reef dwellers: reef shark, grouper, and hogfish, Bermuda.
Image: Brian Gratwicke

Department of Environment and Natural Resources
The Department of Environment and Natural Resources, Bermuda.

Bermuda Zoological Society
Support Charity for the Bermuda Aquarium, Museum & Zoo.

Bermuda Institute of Ocean Sciences BIOS
BIOS is an independent US non-profit scientific research and educational organization based in Bermuda.

Bermuda National Trust
The trust's mission is to preserve buildings, lands, artifacts, and places of beauty or historical 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.

Ocean Support Foundation 
The Ocean Support Foundation is dedicated to protecting Bermuda's reefs and ocean.
 

 


Bermuda History



View from Fort George towards St. David's Island, Bermuda
A composite image of St. George's Harbour, Bermuda, as seen from Fort George. The view is southward, towards St. David's Island. St. George's Town is on the left.
Image: Aodhdubh


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

Timeline: Bermuda - BBC
A chronology of key events.

Encyclopædia Britannica Bermuda - History
Britannica entry on Bermuda's history.

Wikipedia W History of Bermuda
Wikipedia entry about the history of Bermuda.
 

 


Additional Information


Selected country profiles of Bermuda published by international organizations.


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BBC Profile: Bermuda
Country profiles by the British public service broadcaster.

globalEDGE: Bermuda
Global business knowledge portal - Global Insights by country, Bermuda.

OEC: Bermuda
The Observatory of Economic Complexity provides the latest international trade data.

Wikipedia: Bermuda
Wikipedia's Bermuda page in many languages.

The World Factbook -- Bermuda
CIA World Factbook intelligence on Bermuda.

 

 



 
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