Bermuda
in Northern America
North America

National active POI
Location Summary
Currency and Currency Code:
Dollar - BMD
Spoken languages:
English, Portuguese
Local electricity:
120 V - 60 Hz (plugs: A, B)
Mobile phone / cellular frequencies (MHz):
1900 MHz, 3G, 4G
ISO 2-Letter code:
BM
Internet top level domain:
.bm
Country phone prefix:
+1-441
Local Time (capital):
Timezone:
UTC/GMT offset: hours

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Bermuda with its capital Hamilton is located in North America (North America, group of islands in the North Atlantic Ocean). It covers some 55 square kilometers (about one-third the size of Washington, DC) with a population of 70,864. English and Portuguese are the languages spoken by people in Bermuda. Thiscountry has no land-based border with any other country.

Bermuda is a self-governing British overseas territory in the Atlantic Ocean north of the Caribbean, off the coast of North America east of North Carolina. Bermuda consists of about 138 islands and islets, with all the major islands aligned on a hook-shaped but roughly east-west axis and connected together by road bridges. Despite this complexity, Bermudans usually refer to Bermuda as the island. The inhabited island chain is actually the southern sector of a circular pseudo-atoll, the remainder of the coral ring being submerged or inter-tidal reefs. The best time to visit Bermuda is from Spring through to Autumn. Although the island is an associate member of the Caribbean Community, it is not actually in the Caribbean Sea and has a different climate. One of Bermuda's few taxes is its steep import duty. This varies depending on the item and the importer. Some items are tax-exempt when brought in for personal use (books, educational materials). Each person arriving on the island is allowed a $100 exemption, but visitors carrying more than that amount will be subject to the duty on the excess value.

Popular Destinations in Bermuda

Administrative regions of Bermuda

About the country

Website: Bermuda Tourism

Global House
43 Church Street
Hamilton HM BX
Bermuda

Phone: +1 441 292 0023
Fax: +1 441 292 7537

The topography is low hills separated by fertile depressions. The average density of population is about 1,312 per km². The climate in Bermuda can be described as subtropicalmild, humid, gales, strong winds common in winter. Potential natural disasters are hurricanes (June to November).

To reach someone Bermuda dial +1-441 prior to a number. The local cellular networks are operated on 1900 MHz, 3G, 4G. Websites typically end with the top level domain ".bm". If you want to bring electric appliances (e.g. battery chaarger), keep in min the local 120 V - 60 Hz (plugs: A, B). The sign for the locally used currency Dollar is BMD.

Red, with the flag of the UK in the upper hoist-side quadrant and the Bermudian coat of arms (a white shield with a red lion standing on a green grassy field holding a scrolled shield showing the sinking of the ship Sea Venture off Bermuda in 1609) centered on the outer half of the flag; it was the shipwreck of the vessel, filled with English colonists originally bound for Virginia, that led to the settling of Bermuda.

Flag of Bermuda

Bermuda was first settled in 1609 by shipwrecked English colonists heading for Virginia. Self-governing since 1620, Bermuda is the oldest and most populous of the British overseas territories. Vacationing to the island to escape North American winters first developed in Victorian times. Tourism continues to be important to the island's economy, although international business has overtaken it in recent years. Bermuda has also developed into a highly successful offshore financial center. A referendum on independence from the UK was soundly defeated in 1995.

Geography

Area
Total (World Rank: 227) 54sq km
Land (World Rank: 225) 54sq km
Comparative about one-third the size of Washington, DC
Coastline
103
Elevation
Highest point (World Rank: 223) 79m
Agricultural land
Total (World Rank: 178) 14.80%
Arable (World Rank: 82) 14.80%
Map reference
North America
Environment
Issues
  • - dense population and heavy vehicle traffic create serious pollution problems
  • - there is no sewage treatment on the island
  • - water resources scarce (most obtained as rainwater or from wells)
Hazzards hurricanes (June to November)
Location
North America, group of islands in the North Atlantic Ocean, east of South Carolina (US)
Climate
subtropical; mild, humid; gales, strong winds common in winter
Terrain
low hills separated by fertile depressions

People

Population
Total (World Rank: 201) 70,864
Deathrate (World Rank: 77) 0.86%
Birthrate (World Rank: 170) 1.13%
Growthrate (World Rank: 157) 0.45%
Migration rate (World Rank: 49) 0.18%
Fertility rate (World Rank: 127) 1.93%
Median age
Male (World Rank: 20) 41.50
Female (World Rank: 13) 45.30
Age structure
0 14 male (World Rank: 204) 6,104
0 14 female (World Rank: 204) 5,974
15 24 male (World Rank: 203) 4,300
15 24 female (World Rank: 202) 4,207
25 54 male (World Rank: 203) 13,230
25 54 female (World Rank: 203) 13,163
55 64 male (World Rank: 193) 5,244
55 64 female (World Rank: 189) 5,902
65 x male (World Rank: 191) 5,395
65 x female (World Rank: 188) 7,345
Health
Infant mortality rate (World Rank: 216) 0.25%
Life expectancy total (World Rank: 26) 81years
Life expectancy female (World Rank: 20) 85years
Life expectancy male (World Rank: 34) 78years

Energy

Electricity
Production (World Rank: 157) 662,000,000kWh
Consumption (World Rank: 165) 615,700,000kWh
Source fossil (World Rank: 21) 100.00%
Refined products
Consumption (World Rank: 183) 3,300bbl / day
Import (World Rank: 178) 2,968bbl / day
Carbon footprint
600000

Nation

Budget
Education (World Rank: 167) 2% of GDP
Surplus (World Rank: 119) -3% of GDP
National symbol
red lion
Adjective
Bermudian
Noun
Bermudian(s)
Background
Bermuda was first settled in 1609 by shipwrecked English colonists heading for Virginia. Self-governing since 1620, Bermuda is the oldest and most populous of the British overseas territories. Vacationing to the island to escape North American winters first developed in Victorian times. Tourism continues to be important to the island's economy, although international business has overtaken it in recent years. Bermuda has also developed into a highly successful offshore financial center. A referendum on independence from the UK was soundly defeated in 1995.
Flag description
red, with the flag of the UK in the upper hoist-side quadrant and the Bermudian coat of arms (a white shield with a red lion standing on a green grassy field holding a scrolled shield showing the sinking of the ship Sea Venture off Bermuda in 1609) centered on the outer half of the flag; it was the shipwreck of the vessel, filled with English colonists originally bound for Virginia, that led to the settling of Bermuda

Economy

Gdp
Purchasing power parity (World Rank: 173) 5,198,000,000USD
Real growth rate (World Rank: 200) -2.50%
Per capita purchasing power parity (World Rank: 8) 85,700USD
Source agriculture (World Rank: 201) 0.80%
Source industry (World Rank: 215) 5.80%
Source service (World Rank: 4) 93.40%
Labourforce
Total (World Rank: 200) 33,490
In poverty (World Rank: 146) 11.00%
Products
Industries
  • - international business
  • - light manufacturing
  • - tourism
Agriculture
  • - bananas
  • - citrus
  • - dairy products
  • - flowers
  • - honey
  • - vegetables
Exports reexports of pharmaceuticals
Imports
  • - chemicals
  • - clothing
  • - construction materials
  • - food
  • - fuels
  • - live animals
  • - machinery
  • - transport equipment

Communication

Phone
Landline total (World Rank: 166) 29,200
Landline per 100 (World Rank: 32) 42.00
Mobile per 100 (World Rank: 157) 85.00
Assessment 0
Internet
Users (World Rank: 178) 69,126
Population (World Rank: 6) 98.00%

Transport

Air
Airports paved (World Rank: 206) 1.00
Road
Total length (World Rank: 197) 447
Paved length (World Rank: 161) 447