Outline of Bermuda

Outline of Bermuda
The location of Bermuda
An enlargeable map of the British Overseas Territory of the Bermuda Islands

Bermuda, officially known as the Bermuda Islands or the Somers Isles, is a British overseas territory located in the North Atlantic Ocean.[1] Located off the east coast of the United States, it is situated around 1770 km (1,100 mi) northeast of Miami, Florida, and 1350 km (840 mi) south of Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada. The nearest landmass is Cape Hatteras, North Carolina, about 1030 km (640 mi) west-northwest. Bermuda is the oldest and most populous remaining British overseas territory, having been settled by English forces a century before the Acts of Union created the Kingdom of Great Britain.

Although commonly referred to in the singular, the territory consists of approximately 138 islands, with a total area of 53.3 km² (20.6 sq. mi.). Compiling a list of these islands is often complicated, as many have more than one name (as does the entire archipelago, which, in addition to its two official names, has historically been known as "La Garza", "Virgineola", and the "Isle of Devils"). Despite the limited land mass, there has also been a tendency for place names to be repeated; there are, for instance, two islands named "Long Island", three bays known as "Long Bay", and "St. George's Town" is located on "St. George's Island" within "St. George's Parish" (each known as St. George's), whereas Bermuda's capital, the "City of Hamilton", lies in Pembroke Parish, not in "Hamilton Parish", on the largest island, "Main Island", which itself is sometimes called "Bermuda".

Bermuda has a highly affluent economy, with a large financial sector and tourism industry giving it the world's highest GDP per capita in 2005. It has a subtropical climate, beaches with pink sand, and cerulean blue ocean.

The following outline is provided as an overview of and topical guide to Bermuda:

General reference

Geography of Bermuda

Environment of Bermuda

An enlargeable satellite image of the Bermuda Islands
  • Climate of Bermuda
  • Environmental issues in Bermuda
  • Ecoregions in Bermuda
  • Renewable energy in Bermuda
  • Geology of Bermuda
  • Protected areas of Bermuda
    • Biosphere reserves in Bermuda
    • National parks of Bermuda
  • Wildlife of Bermuda

Natural geographic features of Bermuda

  • Fjords of Bermuda
  • Glaciers of Bermuda
  • Islands of Bermuda
  • Lakes of Bermuda
  • Mountains of Bermuda
    • Volcanoes in Bermuda
  • Rivers of Bermuda
    • Waterfalls of Bermuda
  • Valleys of Bermuda
  • World Heritage Sites in Bermuda

Regions of Bermuda

Main article: Regions of Bermuda

Ecoregions of Bermuda

Main article: Ecoregions in Bermuda

Administrative divisions of Bermuda


Municipalities of Bermuda

Demography of Bermuda

Main article: Demographics of Bermuda

Government and politics of Bermuda

Main article: Government of Bermuda and Politics of Bermuda

Branches of government

Executive branch of the government of Bermuda

  • Head of state: Monarch of the United Kingdom, Queen Elizabeth II
  • Head of government: Premier of Bermuda, Ewart Brown
  • Cabinet of Bermuda - its 14 members are selected by the Premier from among members of the bicameral parliament
    • Premier: Ewart Brown
    • Minister of Tourism: Ewart Brown
    • Minister of Transport: Ewart Brown
    • Minister of Finance: Paula A Cox
    • Minister of Health & Family Services: Michael Scott
    • Minister of Justice: Philip Perinchief
    • Minister of Labour Home Affairs and Public Safety: K H Randolph Horton
    • Minister of Education: Terry E Lister
    • Minister of the Environment: Neletha I Butterfield
    • Minister of Community Affairs & Sport: Dale D Butler
    • Minister of Works & Engineering: David Burch
    • Minister of Housing: David Burch
    • Minister of National Drug Control: Wayne Perinchief
    • Minister without Portfolio: Walter Lister

Legislative branch of the government of Bermuda

Judicial branch of the government of Bermuda

  • Supreme Court of Bermuda

Foreign relations of Bermuda

  • Diplomatic missions in Bermuda
  • Diplomatic missions of Bermuda

International organization membership

The government of the Bermuda Islands is a member of:[1]

Law and order in Bermuda

Main article: Law of Bermuda
  • Capital punishment in Bermuda
  • Constitution of Bermuda
  • Crime in Bermuda
  • Human rights in Bermuda
    • LGBT rights in Bermuda
    • Freedom of religion in Bermuda
  • Law enforcement in Bermuda

Military of Bermuda

Main article: Military of Bermuda
  • Command
  • Forces
    • Army of Bermuda
    • Navy of Bermuda
    • Air Force of Bermuda
    • Special forces of Bermuda
  • Military history of Bermuda
  • Military ranks of Bermuda

Local government in Bermuda

History of Bermuda

Main article: History of Bermuda, Timeline of the history of Bermuda, and Current events of Bermuda
  • Economic history of Bermuda
  • Military history of Bermuda

Culture of Bermuda

Main article: Culture of Bermuda
  • Architecture of Bermuda
  • Cuisine of Bermuda
  • Ethnic minorities in Bermuda
  • Festivals in Bermuda
  • Humor in Bermuda
  • Languages of Bermuda
  • Media in Bermuda
  • National symbols of Bermuda
  • People of Bermuda
  • Prostitution in Bermuda
  • Public holidays in Bermuda
  • Records of Bermuda
  • Religion in Bermuda
    • Buddhism in Bermuda
    • Christianity in Bermuda
    • Hinduism in Bermuda
    • Islam in Bermuda
    • Judaism in Bermuda
    • Sikhism in Bermuda
  • World Heritage Sites in Bermuda

Art in Bermuda

Sports in Bermuda

Main article: Sports in Bermuda

Economy and infrastructure of Bermuda

Main article: Economy of Bermuda
  • Agriculture in Bermuda
  • Banking in Bermuda
    • National Bank of Bermuda
  • Communications in Bermuda
    • Internet in Bermuda
  • Companies of Bermuda
  • Economic history of Bermuda
  • Energy in Bermuda
    • Energy policy of Bermuda
    • Oil industry in Bermuda
  • Mining in Bermuda
  • Tourism in Bermuda
  • Transport in Bermuda

Education in Bermuda

Main article: Education in Bermuda

Infrastructure of Bermuda

  • Health care in Bermuda
  • Transportation in Bermuda
  • Water supply and sanitation in Bermuda

See also


External links

Wikimedia Atlas of Bermuda

Economy and business
Travel and transport

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