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Bermuda Facts and Figures

Location an archipelago of over 300 islands in the North Atlantic Ocean about 670 miles east of New York City

location of Bermuda

map of Bermuda

Area 21 sq mi (53 sq km)
Highest Point Town Hill; 250 feet (76 meters)
Lowest Point
sea level
Natural Resources limestone

Population (2017 est) 70,864
Largest Cities
Hamilton, Dockyard, Saint George, Somerset
Ethnic Groups black, white, mixed
Languages English (official), Portuguese
Protestant, Roman Catholic

Capital Hamilton
Dependency Status self-governing overseas territory of the United Kingdom
Form of Government parliamentary
Present Constitution Adopted
June 8, 1968
Chief of State
Queen Elizabeth II of the United Kingdom (since February 6, 1952), represented by Governor John Rankin (since December 5, 2016)
Head of Government
Premier David Burt (since July 19, 2017)
Cabinet Cabinet nominated by the Premier and appointed by the Governor
bicameral Parliament
Court of Appeals, Supreme Court
Local Administration
9 parishes and 2 municipalities

Unit of Currency dollar
Per Capita Income
Principal Industries
international business, tourism, light manufacturing
Agricultural Products
bananas, vegetables, citrus, flowers; dairy products, honey
Principal Exports
reexports of pharmaceuticals
Principal Imports
clothing, fuels, machinery and transport equipment, construction materials, chemicals, food and live animals

National Holiday Bermuda Day, May 24
red, with the flag of the United Kingdom 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

Queen Elizabeth II

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