About Bermuda

Geography & Climate

Bermuda is located approximately 570 miles from the coast of North Carolina, our closest point to the Eastern Seaboard and we are surrounded by the beautiful blue waters of the Atlantic Ocean. We are protected by the northernmost coral reef and we are known to be one of the smallest territories in the world, having only 22 miles in length and 2 miles at the widest point of the Island. Bermuda consists of approximately 140 islands 8 of which are connected by bridges to form a continuous fishhook shaped Island. Bermuda is in the Atlantic time zone just 4 hours behind the UK and 1 hour ahead of New York.

Bermuda has very comfortable sub-tropical climate with temperatures ranging, during different times of the year, between 60 F – 90 F with humidity throughout the year. Our rainfall averages a little over 4 inches per month throughout the year with some months have more rain than others. With these favorable weather conditions outdoor recreation is very favorable, golfing, swimming, tennis, and water sports are favorites with visitors and residents alike. The foliage is lush and the scenery is breath taking.

Government

The island, which is the oldest self-governing colony in the British Commonwealth, has long enjoyed political stability and economic growth. Bermuda has a two party political system, the Progressive Labour Party and the One Bermuda Alliance (which is currently the ruling party). Both parties differ philosophically but are equally committed to sustainable development. As a result, Bermuda boasts one of the highest average per capita incomes in the world, first class educational and medical services and virtually no unemployment. Most people work either in the tourism industry or the international business sector. Bermuda's capital city, Hamilton, is the island's cultural, commercial and political hub.

Population

Bermuda's population of 68,000 is proud of this beautiful island and appreciates the high standard of living. Approximately 60 percent of Bermudians are of African heritage and 40 percent of European ancestry. There are approximately 10,000 non-Bermudians who reside on the Island, primarily workers from the United States, Canada, Europe and Southeast Asia.