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Resources about Bermuda including maps, facts about the land, people, history,
government, political conditions, and economy.
Economy of Bermuda
GDP (current market prices, 2008): $6.43 billion. Sectors--
24% ($1.543 billion) from international companies; 13% ($876
million) from real estate and rental; 14% ($923 million)
from financial intermediation; 9% ($597 million) from
business activities; 6% ($397 million) from education,
health and social work; 6% ($435 million) from wholesale,
retail trade, and repair services; 5% ($326 million) from
public administration; 5% ($370 million) from construction;
4% ($308 million) from the hotel and restaurant sector; 4%
($297 million) from transport and communications; and 1%
each ($309 million) for manufacturing, utilities supply, and
community/social/personal services; 7% other sectors.
GDP growth rate (2008): 4.6%.
Per capita nominal GDP (2009): $91,477.
Annual inflation rate (August 2010): 2.6%.
Natural resource: Limestone, used primarily for building.
Agriculture: Products--semitropical produce, dairy products,
Industry: Types--re/insurance, financial services, tourism,
structural concrete products, paints, perfumes, furniture.
Trade: Exports (2008, includes re-exports)--$24 million:
pharmaceuticals, semitropical produce, light manufactures.
Imports (2009)--$1.051 billion: food, clothing, household
goods, chemicals, live animals, machinery, transport, and
miscellaneous manufactures. Major suppliers--U.S. (70%),
Canada (7%), United Kingdom (4%), Caribbean countries (2%),
Geography of Bermuda
Area: 58.8 sq. km. (22.7 sq. mi.).
Cities (2000 census): Capital--Hamilton (pop. 3,461). Other
city--St. George (pop. 3,306).
Terrain: Hilly islands.
Government of Bermuda
Type: British Overseas Territory with significant autonomy.
Constitution: June 8, 1968; amended 1989 and 2003.
Branches: Chief of State--Queen Elizabeth II, British monarch
(head of state, represented by a governor). Head of
Government--Premier, Paula Cox. Legislative--Senate (upper
house, 11 members appointed by the governor, the premier, and
the opposition); House of Assembly (lower house; 36 seats
elected by popular vote). Judicial--Supreme Court.
Subdivisions: Nine parishes.
Political parties: Progressive Labor Party (PLP), United
Bermuda Party (UBP), Bermuda Democratic Alliance (BDA).
Suffrage: Universal at 18.
Map of Bermuda
This Map of Bermuda shows the borders of the country, as well
as rivers, and cities including Hamilton the capital of
Bermuda. (Maps from the U.S. State Department)
Official Name of Bermuda
The Official Name of Bermuda is Bermuda. (Facts from the U.S.
People of Bermuda
Nationality: Noun and adjective--Bermudian(s).
Population (2010 est.): 64,566.
Annual population growth rate (2009 est.): 0.31%.
Ethnic groups (2000): Black 63%, white and other 37%.
Religions (2000): Anglican 23%, Roman Catholic 15%, African
Methodist Episcopal 11%, 7th Day Adventist 7%, Methodist 4%,
other 40% (none or not stated).
Education: Years compulsory--to age 18. Bermuda placed third
overall of six developed nations (including the U.S.) in the
2005 Adult Literacy and Life Skills Survey.
Health (2009 est.): Infant mortality rate--2.46 per thousand.
Life expectancy--men 77.2 yrs., women 83.72 yrs.
Work force 38,263: professionals 19%; service workers/shop and
market sales workers 19%; senior officials/managers 18%;
clerks 17%; craft and related trade workers 10%;
technicians/associated professionals 7%; plant and machine
operators and assemblers 5%; elementary occupations (mostly
simple and routine tasks) 4%; agriculture and fisheries
workers 2% (2008).
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