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Bermuda Facts and Figures

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

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

Population (2014 est) 69,839
Nationality
Bahamian
Largest Cities
Hamilton, Dockyard, Saint George, Somerset
Ethnic Groups black, white, mixed
Languages English (official), Portuguese
Religions
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 George Ferguson (since May 23, 2012)
Head of Government
Premier Michael Dunkley (since May 20, 2014)
Cabinet Cabinet nominated by the Premier and appointed by the Governor
Legislature
bicameral Parliament
Judiciary
Court of Appeals, Supreme Court
Local Administration
9 parishes and 2 municipalities

Unit of Currency dollar
Per Capita Income
$86,000
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
Flag
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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