Information and Tourism
Also often referred to as Somers Islands, the islands of Bermuda are located within the North Atlantic Ocean, where the country is actually the most historic of all the remaining British overseas territories, operating as a self-governing country. Directly to the west of Bermuda is the easterly coastline of the USA
, and in particular, the states of North Carolina, South Carolina and Georgia.
Bermuda comprises nine different parishes (Devonshire, Hamilton, Paget, Pembroke, St. George's, Sandy's, Smith's, Southampton and Warwick), as well as the incorporated municipalities of Hamilton city and St. George's town. Other notable destinations here include Flatts Village, Somerset Village and also Tucker's Town.
Hamilton serves as the capital of Bermuda and is actually located within the parish of Pembroke. In St. George's parish, the historical town of St. George's contains much interest for tourists, as does the island of St. David's, which is situated just across from the harbour. The Hamilton parish is where you will find both the Bermuda Zoo and the Crystal Caves, while in Paget parish are various beach resorts, the extremely popular Elbow Beach and the Botanical Gardens.
Horseshoe Bay in the Southampton parish is home to an alluring beachfront, as well as a series of waterfront eateries and noteworthy golf courses. In Sandy's parish, on the western quadrant, is Somerset Long Bay Beach and the old Royal Naval Dockyard attraction. For natural beauty and stunning beaches, the parish of Warwick is the place to head, where Chaplin Bay and Stonehole Bay are real highlights.
WORLD GUIDES TO BERMUDA
World Guide to Hamilton, Bermuda
Hamilton enjoys a relatively central setting on the tropical island of Bermuda, where it functions as the capital city. Located within the parish of Pembroke, Hamilton offers beaches, a waterfront boulevard and historic fortifications.
World Guide to St. George's, Bermuda
The parish of St. George's lies on the far north-eastern tip of Bermuda. Highlights include the white sandy beach fronting Tobacco Bay, the waterfront King's Square and the Old State House, Bermuda's most historic stone building.
Bermuda Information and Fast Facts
- Country: Bermuda / The Bermudas / Somers Islands
- Population: approximately 70,000
- Capital city: Hamilton (population 1,500)
- Biggest municipality: St. George's Town
- Language: English, also Portuguese
- Main exports: pharmaceuticals and semi-tropical produce
- Area: 20 square miles / 53 square kilometres
- Currency: Bermudian Dollar (BMD)
- Time zone: Atlantic Standard Time UTC-4 (daylight-saving time observed)
- Country dialing code: +1 441
- Religion: Anglican, Roman Catholic, African Methodist Episcopal and Protestant
Map of Bermuda
Bermuda Parish Map