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bermuda


  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  Bermuda 
  n  :  a  group  of  islands  in  the  Atlantic  off  the  Carolina  coast; 
  British  colony;  a  popular  resort  [syn:  {Bermuda},  {Bermudas}] 
 
  From  The  CIA  World  Factbook  (1995)  [world95]: 
 
  Bermuda 
 
  (dependent  territory  of  the  UK) 
 
  Bermuda:Geography 
 
  Location:  North  America,  group  of  islands  in  the  North  Atlantic  Ocean, 
  east  of  North  Carolina  US 
 
  Map  references:  North  America 
 
  Area: 
  total  area:  50  sq  km 
  land  area:  50  sq  km 
  comparative  area:  about  0.3  times  the  size  of  Washington,  DC 
 
  Land  boundaries:  0  km 
 
  Coastline:  103  km 
 
  Maritime  claims: 
  exclusive  fishing  zone:  200  nm 
  territorial  sea:  12  nm 
 
  International  disputes:  none 
 
  Climate:  subtropical;  mild,  humid;  gales,  strong  winds  common  in 
  winter 
 
  Terrain:  low  hills  separated  by  fertile  depressions 
 
  Natural  resources:  limestone,  pleasant  climate  fostering  tourism 
 
  Land  use: 
  arable  land:  0% 
  permanent  crops:  0% 
  meadows  and  pastures:  0% 
  forest  and  woodland:  20% 
  other:  80% 
 
  Irrigated  land:  NA  sq  km 
 
  Environment: 
  current  issues:  NA 
  natural  hazards:  hurricanes  (June  to  November) 
  international  agreements:  NA 
 
  Note:  consists  of  about  360  small  coral  islands  with  ample  rainfall, 
  but  no  rivers  or  freshwater  lakes;  some  reclaimed  land  leased  by  US 
  Government 
 
  Bermuda:People 
 
  Population:  61,629  (July  1995  est.) 
 
  Age  structure: 
  0-14  years:  NA 
  15-64  years:  NA 
  65  years  and  over:  NA 
 
  Population  growth  rate:  0.76%  (1995  est.) 
 
  Birth  rate:  15.07  births/1,000  population  (1995  est.) 
 
  Death  rate:  7.3  deaths/1,000  population  (1995  est.) 
 
  Net  migration  rate:  -0.13  migrant(s)/1,000  population  (1995  est.) 
 
  Infant  mortality  rate:  13.16  deaths/1,000  live  births  (1995  est.) 
 
  Life  expectancy  at  birth: 
  total  population:  75.03  years 
  male:  73.36  years 
  female:  76.97  years  (1995  est.) 
 
  Total  fertility  rate:  1.81  children  born/woman  (1995  est.) 
 
  Nationality: 
  noun:  Bermudian(s) 
  adjective:  Bermudian 
 
  Ethnic  divisions:  black  61%,  white  and  other  39% 
 
  Religions:  Anglican  37%,  Roman  Catholic  14%,  African  Methodist 
  Episcopal  (Zion)  10%,  Methodist  6%,  Seventh-Day  Adventist  5%,  other 
  28% 
 
  Languages:  English 
 
  Literacy:  age  15  and  over  can  read  and  write  (1970) 
  total  population:  98% 
  male:  98% 
  female:  99% 
 
  Labor  force:  32,000 
  by  occupation:  clerical  25%,  services  22%,  laborers  21%,  professional 
  and  technical  13%,  administrative  and  managerial  10%,  sales  7%, 
  agriculture  and  fishing  2%  (1984) 
 
  Bermuda:Government 
 
  Names: 
  conventional  long  form:  none 
  conventional  short  form:  Bermuda 
 
  Digraph:  BD 
 
  Type:  dependent  territory  of  the  UK 
 
  Capital:  Hamilton 
 
  Administrative  divisions:  9  parishes  and  2  municipalities*; 
  Devonshire  Hamilton,  Hamilton*,  Paget,  Pembroke,  Saint  George*,  Saint 
  Georges,  Sandys,  Smiths,  Southampton,  Warwick 
 
  Independence:  none  (dependent  territory  of  the  UK) 
 
  National  holiday:  Bermuda  Day  24  May 
 
  Constitution:  8  June  1968 
 
  Legal  system:  English  law 
 
  Suffrage:  21  years  of  age;  universal 
 
  Executive  branch: 
  chief  of  state:  Queen  ELIZABETH  II  (since  6  February  1952), 
  represented  by  Governor  Lord  David  WADDINGTON  (since  25  August  1992) 
  head  of  government:  Premier  John  William  David  SWAN  (since  NA  January 
  1982);  Deputy  Premier  J.  Irving  PEARMAN  (since  5  October  1993) 
  cabinet:  Cabinet;  nominated  by  the  premier,  appointed  by  the  governor 
 
  Legislative  branch:  bicameral  Parliament 
  Senate:  consists  of  an  11-member  body  appointed  by  the  governor 
  House  of  Assembly:  elections  last  held  5  October  1993  (next  to  be  held 
  by  NA  October  1998);  results  -  percent  of  vote  by  party  UBP  50%,  PLP 
  46%,  independents  4%;  seats  -  (40  total)  UBP  22,  PLP  18 
 
  Judicial  branch:  Supreme  Court 
 
  Political  parties  and  leaders:  United  Bermuda  Party  (UBP),  John  W.  D. 
  SWAN;  Progressive  Labor  Party  (PLP),  Frederick  WADE;  National  Liberal 
  Party  (NLP),  Gilbert  DARRELL 
 
  Other  political  or  pressure  groups:  Bermuda  Industrial  Union  (BIU), 
  Ottiwell  SIMMONS 
 
  Member  of:  CARICOM  (observer),  CCC,  ICFTU  INTERPOL  (subbureau),  IOC 
 
  Diplomatic  representation  in  US:  none  (dependent  territory  of  the  UK) 
 
  US  diplomatic  representation: 
  chief  of  mission:  Ambassador  Robert  A.  FARMER 
  consulate(s)  general:  Crown  Hill,  16  Middle  Road,  Devonshire  Hamilton 
 
  mailing  address:  P.  O.  Box  HM325,  Hamilton  HMBX  PSC  1002,  FPO  AE 
  09727-1002 
  telephone:  [1]  (809)  295-1342 
  FAX:  [1]  (809)  295-1592 
 
  Flag:  red  with  the  flag  of  the  UK  in  the  upper  hoist-side  quadrant  and 
  the  Bermudian  coat  of  arms  (white  and  blue  shield  with  a  red  lion 
  holding  a  scrolled  shield  showing  the  sinking  of  the  ship  Sea  Venture 
  off  Bermuda  in  1609)  centered  on  the  outer  half  of  the  flag 
 
  Economy 
 
  Overview:  Bermuda  enjoys  one  of  the  highest  per  capita  incomes  in  the 
  world,  having  successfully  exploited  its  location  by  providing  luxury 
  tourist  facilities  and  financial  services.  The  tourist  industry 
  attracts  more  than  90%  of  its  business  from  North  America.  The 
  industrial  sector  is  small  and  agriculture  is  severely  limited  by  a 
  lack  of  suitable  land.  About  80%  of  food  needs  are  imported. 
 
  National  product:  GDP  -  purchasing  power  parity  -  $1.7  billion  (1994 
  est.) 
 
  National  product  real  growth  rate:  2.5%  (1994) 
 
  National  product  per  capita:  $28,000  (1994  est.) 
 
  Inflation  rate  (consumer  prices):  2.5%  (1993) 
 
  Unemployment  rate:  6%  (1991) 
 
  Budget: 
  revenues:  $327.5  million 
  expenditures:  $308.9  million,  including  capital  expenditures  of  $35.4 
  million  (FY90/91  est.) 
 
  Exports:  $60  million  (f.o.b.,  1991) 
  commodities:  semitropical  produce,  light  manufactures,  re-exports  of 
  pharmaceuticals 
  partners:  US  62.4%,  UK  20% 
 
  Imports:  $519  million  (f.o.b.,1993) 
  commodities:  fuel,  foodstuffs,  machinery 
  partners:  US  38%,  UK  5%,  Canada  5% 
 
  External  debt:  $NA 
 
  Industrial  production:  growth  rate  NA% 
 
  Electricity: 
  capacity:  140,000  kW 
  production:  504  million  kWh 
  consumption  per  capita:  7,745  kWh  (1993) 
 
  Industries:  tourism,  finance,  structural  concrete  products,  paints, 
  pharmaceuticals,  ship  repairing 
 
  Agriculture:  accounts  for  less  than  1%  of  GDP;  most  basic  foods  must 
  be  imported;  produces  bananas,  vegetables,  citrus  fruits,  flowers, 
  dairy  products 
 
  Economic  aid: 
  recipient:  US  commitments,  including  Ex-Im  (FY70-81),  $34  million; 
  Western  (non-US)  countries,  ODA  and  OOF  bilateral  commitments 
  (1970-89),  $277  million 
 
  Currency:  1  Bermudian  dollar  (Bd$)  =  100  cents 
 
  Exchange  rates:  Bermudian  dollar  (Bd$)  per  US$1  -  1.0000  (fixed  rate) 
 
  Fiscal  year:  1  April  -  31  March 
 
  Bermuda:Transportation 
 
  Railroads:  0  km 
 
  Highways: 
  total:  210  km 
  paved:  210  km 
  note:  in  addition,  there  are  400  km  of  paved  and  unpaved  roads  that 
  are  privately  owned 
 
  Ports:  Hamilton,  Saint  George 
 
  Merchant  marine: 
  total:  65  ships  (1,000  GRT  or  over)  totaling  3,144,245  GRT/5,152,030 
  DWT 
  ships  by  type:  bulk  14,  cargo  4,  container  7,  liquefied  gas  tanker  15, 
  oil  tanker  16,  refrigerated  cargo  2,  roll-on/roll-off  cargo  5, 
  short-sea  passenger  1,  vehicle  carrier  1 
  note:  a  flag  of  convenience  registry;  includes  12  countries  among 
  which  are  UK  6  ships,  Canada  4,  US  4,  Sweden  3,  Hong  Kong  2,  Mexico  2, 
  Norway  2,  Australia  1,  Germany  1,  NZ  1 
 
  Airports: 
  total:  1 
  with  paved  runways  2,438  to  3,047  m:  1 
 
  Bermuda:Communications 
 
  Telephone  system:  52,670  telephones;  modern,  fully  automatic  telephone 
  system 
  local:  NA 
  intercity:  NA 
  international:  3  submarine  cables;  2  INTELSAT  (Atlantic  Ocean)  earth 
  stations 
 
  Radio: 
  broadcast  stations:  AM  5,  FM  3,  shortwave  0 
  radios:  NA 
 
  Television: 
  broadcast  stations:  2 
  televisions:  NA 
 
  Bermuda:Defense  Forces 
 
  Branches:  Bermuda  Regiment,  Bermuda  Police  Force,  Bermuda  Reserve 
  Constabulary 
 
  Defense  expenditures:  $NA,  NA%  of  GDP 
 
  Note:  defense  is  the  responsibility  of  the  UK 
 
 
 




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