World Atlas: Bermuda. On this page you can see the map, country flag and many detailed information about the people, history and economy of Bermuda.
Here you can find online selected information about the geography, inhabitants, government, economy and history of Bermuda. Included are selected statistics, an overview map and the detailed map of Bermuda. But let's start with the flag of Bermuda here:
Bermuda - Overview:
What you should know about Bermuda? Let's start with this: 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 of Bermuda
Where on the globe is Bermuda? The location of this country is North America, group of islands in the North Atlantic Ocean, east of South Carolina (US). Total area of Bermuda is 54 sq km, of which 54 sq km is land. So this is quite a small country. How could we describe the terrain of the country? This way: low hills separated by fertile depressions. The lowest point of Bermuda is Atlantic Ocean 0 m, the highest point Town Hill 79 m. And the climate is subtropical; mild, humid; gales, strong winds common in winte.
Inhabitants of Bermuda
Let's take a look how many people live in Bermuda. The number is: 70,864 (July 2017 est.). So not so many people live here. Who lives here? black 53.8%, white 31%, mixed 7.5%, other 7.1%, unspecified 0.6% (2010 est.). What are the languages in Bermuda? English (official), Portuguese. And the religions: Protestant 46.2% (includes Anglican 15.8%, African Methodist Episcopal 8.6%, Seventh Day Adventist 6.7, Pentecostal 3.5%, Methodist 2.7%, Presbyterian 2.0%, Church of God 1.6%, Baptist 1.2%, Salvation Army 1.1%, Brethren 1.0%, other Protestant 2.0%), Roman Catholic 14.5%, Jehovah's Witness 1.3%, other Christian 9.1%, Muslim 1%, other 3.9%, none 17.8%, unspecified 6.2% (2010 est.). How old are the people in average? 43.4 years. We have to add that this number is the median - so one half of the people is older than this, one half is younger. And what is their life expectancy (at birth)? This: 81.4 years. Where the people live in Bermuda? Here: relatively even population distribution throughout. The major urban areas of Bermuda are: Hamilton (capital) 10,000 (2014).
Government and Economy of Bermuda
The capital of Bermuda is Hamilton and the government type parliamentary democracy (Parliament); self-governing overseas territory of the UK. Let's take a look at the administrative divisions - 9 parishes and 2 municipalities; Devonshire, Hamilton, Hamilton, Paget, Pembroke, Saint George, Saint George's, Sandys, Smith's, Southampton, Warwick. Regarding the economy of Bermuda, important industrial products are international business, tourism, light manufacturing. Important agricultural products are bananas, vegetables, citrus, flowers; dairy products, honey. The most important export commodities are reexports of pharmaceuticals and the most important export partners are Latvia 33.4%, Jamaica 16.6%, US 13.7%, Nigeria 11.7%, Israel 4.7% (2016). The most important import commodities are clothing, fuels, machinery and transport equipment, construction materials, chemicals, food and live animals and the most important import partners are US 54.2%, Japan 17.9%, South Korea 13.7%, Canada 4.9% (2016). How rich is Bermuda and how rich are people in this country? The most important number here is GDP per capita (PPP): $85,700 (2013 est.). This means the people are rich on average here. Let's add that this means Gross Domestic Product per person, which is recalculated with respect to the relative cost of local goods and services. And one more important number - population below poverty line: 11% (2008 est.).