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Bermuda Facts

Where is Bermuda?
Bermuda is located in North Atlantic Ocean. It is a British overseas territory and is situated east coast of the United States, south of Halifax, Nova Scotia, and northeast of Miami.
How did Bermuda get its name?
Bermuda gets its name from its founder, Juan de Bermudez. Bermuda was founded in 1505 and was settled in 1609 by Britain.

How big is Bermuda?
Bermuda covers an area of 20.6 square miles and has an estimated population of 64,268. Its geographic coordinates are 32 20N, 64 45W.

What is the currency of Bermuda?
Bermudian dollar is the official currency of Bermuda. Its ISO 4217 code is BMD and is issued by Bermuda Monetary Authority. Its is divided into 100 cents.

What is the capital of Bermuda?
Hamilton is the capital of Bermuda. It is a major port and the territory's financial center. Its geographic coordinates are 32 29N, 64,78W and lies on the north side of Hamilton Harbor. Founded in 1790, it has an estimated population of 969.

Which is the largest city of Bermuda?
St. George is the largest city of Bermuda. It was originally known as New London and is one of the oldest English settlements in the Americas. It is the largest city of Bermuda and has an estimated population of 1,802 people. The town was listed as UNESCO World Heritage Site in 2000.

What is the official language of Bermuda?
English is the official language of Bermuda.

What is the religion of Bermuda?
About 23% of the population of Bermuda adheres to Anglicanism, followed by Protestant: 18%, Roman Catholic: 15%, other religions: 12%, African Methodist Episcopal: 11%, and unspecified: 1%. Almost 6% of the population has no religious affiliations, while 14% in atheist.

What is the literacy rate of Bermuda?
In 2005, the total adult literacy rate of Bermuda was 98%.

Who is the political leader of Bermuda?
Elizabeth II is the reigning monarch of the Commonwealth realms. Richard Gozney is the current Governor of Bermuda. He took office on December 12, 2007. Paula Cox became the Premier of Bermuda on October 29, 2010.

When is the National Day of Bermuda celebrated?
May 24 is celebrated as the National Day or Bermuda Day. It was earlier known as Victoria Day, Empire Day, and Commonwealth Day. It is celebrated to mark the birth anniversary of Queen Empress Victoria.

What is the economy of Bermuda like?
The GDP of Bermuda in 2009 was $5.85 billion, while its GDP per capita was $97,000(PPP). 19% of the population lives below poverty line, while the unemployment rate stands at 2.1%. Services sector accounts for 89% of the GDP, followed by industry: 10%, and agriculture: 1%. Major industries are international business, tourism, and light manufacturing. Major trade flows are with Spain, Germany, Switzerland, Denmark, South Korean, United States, and Germany.