23 Barmy Facts About Bermuda

Looking to increase your chances of winning the next pub quiz? Start by swotting up on these 23 facts about Bermuda!

Geographical stats…Interesting facts about Bermuda

  1. Bermuda is a British Overseas Territory and archipelago in the North Atlantic Ocean.
  2. Its nearest neighbours are Canada to the north, British Virgin Islands, Puerto Rico, Dominican Republic, Turks and Caicos Islands and The Bahamas to the south and USA to the west.
  3. If you fancy a spot of snorkelling, or you long to feel the sand between your toes whilst enjoying the beautiful sunshine, head for the coordinates of 32.3000° N, 64.7833° W for your very own Bermudian adventure!
  4. The terrain here is dominated by low hills and fertile depressions.
  5. The total land area of Bermuda is 20.5 square miles (53.2 square kilometres)…
  6. …that’s around 1/7th of the size of the Isle of Wight.
  7. Bermuda’s population was 70,196 in 2015…
  8. …that’s around half the population of the Isle of Wight.
  9. Residents here are known as Bermudians.
  10. The capital is Hamilton; it covers an area of 0.27 square miles (0.7 square kilometres) and had a population of 10,000 in 2014.
  11. Bermudians enjoy a subtropical climate with mild and humid weather all year round, and strong winds during the winter.
  12. Did you know that you are able to snorkel in the crystal clear waters surrounding Bermuda for up to 7 miles offshore? There’s lots of stunning coral to explore; it is even possible to see up to 100 feet towards the sea bed where the coral meets the Atlantic ocean!
  13. Thanks to the lack of fresh water rivers and wells, Bermudians actually harvest rain water which is filtered before drinking!
  14. The Bermuda Triangle is a treacherous expanse where it is claimed many ships and planes have allegedly disappeared in extraordinary circumstances… fascinating!

Social intricacies

  1. The official language of Bermuda is English.
  2. Bermuda became a British colony in 1612, making it the oldest remaining British colony!
  3. In Bermuda, it’s common for families to congregate on Good Friday to fly homemade kites.
  4. Bermudian Dollar is the official currency here and it’s set at the same rate as the US Dollar.
  5. The average life span here is 81 years.

Industry insights…

  1. Bermuda grows bananas, citrus fruits, vegetables and flowers; they also rear cattle and produce dairy products and honey.
  2. Its industry consists of international business, tourism and light manufacturing.
  3. The main exports include re-exports of pharmaceuticals.

Bonus Fact!

  1. Do you know someone lucky enough to live in Bermuda? You can make cheap calls to Bermuda with Cherry Call – don’t forget, you’ll also need to use the international dialling code of 001441.

To keep up-to-date with what’s going on in Bermuda, head over to The Royal Gazette website.

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