map of the Bermudas BERMUDAS

general data of the country


 
General useful information
 
Note: some data are of constant value, while other are due to changes, fluctuations etc.
 
Nation and population
 
official name (short form): Bermuda
country code ISO: BM //; - FIPS: BD
location: Western Atlantic Ocean
time zone: -4 UT* [*= applying daylight saving time]
surface (land) area: 54 sq.km = 21 sq.mi //; - area incl. inland waters: sq.km = sq.mi
geographical position in extreme co-ordinates: North/South: 32°18 N / East/ West: 64°46' W
borders (land): none
borders (coastline): none
climate: maritime subtropical
Government
independent since: not yet
type of government: colony of the constitutional monarchy UK since 1620 or since 1684
capital: Hamilton
administrative division: none
Population
population according to the last two censuses (1991): 58,460 //; or:/ 74,837 // - ; (2000): 62,098
total population according to the estimate of midyear 2000: 62,997 //; or: ; 2001: 63,503
population density: 1185 per sq.km = 3048 per sq.mi
population growth: 0,6% //; - doubling time: 67 years
birth rate: 15-16 per 1000
death rate: 7 per 1000
fertility rate: 2 children per female
maternal mortality: per 100,000
infant mortality (in the first year of life): 13 per 1000
infant mortality (from 1st - 4th year of life): 12 per 1000
life expectancy: 75 years (male: 72-73; female: 77-78)
age breakdown: 0-14 years: 20% //; - 15-59 years: 67% //; - 60+ years: 13%
urbanisation: 100% //; - urbanisation growth: %
percentage of urban population in the greatest city: 100%
Ethnic composition, language, religion
ethnic groups: Black 61%, White 37%
languages: English, Creole-English
religious affiliation: Anglican 37%; Methodist 15%; Roman Catholic 14%; other Christian 10%
Health
daily food intake: calories per capita
population with access to safe water: %
people per physician:
people per hospital bed:
Education, literacy
school enrolment: primary education 6-11 years: %
school enrolment: secondary education: %
school enrolment: tertiary education 20-24 years: %
adult literacy: 98% (male: %; female: %)
 
Economy and infrastructure
 
Economy and trade
currency: Bermudan dollar = 100 cents
annual inflation rate: 3,5%
population below poverty line: %
Gross Domestic Product: USD 26820 per capita
GNI USD per capita //; - [ppp: ]
GDP growth: 0,2%
income: USD 25000 per capita
import: USD 589 per capita //; - export: USD 35 per capita
trade: USD per capita //; - or % of GDP
trade partners:
human development index: //; - position of the country in the world no.:
female labour force: %
unemployment: %
tourism: million
Economic activities in agriculture, fisheries, industry, mining, services, energy
land use: arable land: 4% //; - grass land: 9% //; - wooded area: 20% //; - arid land and desert: %
agriculture: labour force: 2% //; - part of agriculture in GDP: %
agricultural products: vegetables and fruit
livestock (1000s): asses: / cattle: 1 / goats: / horses: 1 / pigs: 1 / poultry: 45 / sheep:
fish catch: 460 metric tonnes
industry: labour force: 4% [14%] //; - part of industry in GDP: %
industrial products: tourism, petroleum products, medicine
mining products: none, or of no importance
CO2 emission per capita:
services: labour force: 94% [84%] //; - part of services in GDP: %
energy use (kg per capita): 2816
electricity use (per capita):
annual water use (per capita):
Traffic, communication
road network: 240 km //; - of which paved: 100% //; - of which are motorways: 0 km
vehicles: 415 per 1000 // international license plate:
railways: 0 km //; - railways passenger/km: -
navigable inland waterways: 0 km
ownership telephone: 857 per 1000 // international dialling code: +441
ownership radio receivers: 1311 per 1000
ownership tv-sets: ? per 1000
newspaper circulation: 254 per 1000
persons per post office: 4350
personal computers: 466 per 1000
 
Some physical landmarks
 
mountains: Town Hill 79 m
lowest point: sea level
lakes (natural): none
lakes (artificial reservoirs): none
lakes (deepest): none
rivers: none
canals: none
waterfalls: none
caves: longest system: none / deepest:
islands: Bermuda is a group of 360 small islands of which about 20 are inhabited
deserts: none
other natural features: none
 
Additional remarks, especially on the statistical information
 
other important features:
apart from physical landmarks most of the above figures are changeable, in most cases they date from the 1990's
the island group is discovered by Juan Bermúdez probably in 1503
primary sources used for the general information:
BB CA DK EV FW PW WA WB WR, and some - local national or international - statistical yearbooks
particulars concerning population data:
 

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