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  History of Bermuda
Bermuda is an archipelago consisting of seven main islands and many smaller islands and islets lying about 1,050 kilometers (650 mi.) east of North Carolina.
Bermuda was discovered in 1503 by a Spanish explorer, Juan de Bermudez, who made no attempt to land because of the treacherous reef surrounding the uninhabited islands.
Bermuda was first settled in 1609 by shipwrecked English colonists headed for Virginia.
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  Bermuda - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-14)
Bermuda (adjective Bermudian) is an internally self-governing island Overseas Territory of the United Kingdom, situated in the Atlantic Ocean.
Bermuda was discovered by the early 1500s, probably in 1503, although the evidence for the exact year, and the identity of the discoverer, is sketchy.
Bermuda is one of the three vertices bordering the Bermuda Triangle, an allegedly paranormal region of the Atlantic Ocean.
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 Geography
Bermuda is actually the southern edge of the top of a submerged mountain that was once an active volcano millions of years ago.
Bermuda's national bird is the Longtail, a graceful seabird that nests in the limestone cliffs.
Another major contribution to the colors of Bermuda are the houses throughout the island, painted in pastel shades of pink, yellow and blues with white shining roofs.
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 Wikipedia: Bermuda
Bermuda is a self-governing island Overseas Territory of the United Kingdom, situated in the Atlantic Ocean.
In addition, the tariff enacted by the United States against its trading partners in 1930 cut off Bermuda's once-thriving agricultural export trade--primarily fresh vegetables to the US--spurring the overseas territory to develop its tourist industry, which is second behind international business in terms of economic importance to the island.
During World War II, Bermuda became important as a military base because of its location in the Atlantic Ocean.
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 Bermuda Hotels
Bermuda tourism continues to be important to the island's economy, although international business has overtaken it in recent years.
Bermuda consists of about 138 coral islands and islets with ample rainfall, but no rivers or freshwater lakes; some land was leased by US Government from 1941 to 1995.
Bermuda's industrial sector is small, although construction continues to be important; the average cost of a house in June 2003 had risen to $976,000.
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 Facts at a glance Bermuda   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-14)
Bermuda is believed to rest on the peaks of a volcanic mountain rising steeply from the ocean bottom to about 60 meters below the surface.
Throughout the rest of the century the Portuguese population grew with the overwhelming majority continuing to be engaged in subsistence farming.
Bermuda's most well-known cultural icon, the Gombey, was also born out of the separation of white and fl cultures in Bermuda.
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 onlinefx destination guide to bermuda
Bermuda (fully, The Bermuda Islands, alias The Somers Isles) is an overseas territory of the United Kingdom in the North Atlantic Ocean, situated around 640 miles (975 km) off the coast of the United States.
Bermuda is located in the North Atlantic Ocean roughly 580 nautical miles (1074 kilometers) east-southeast of Cape Hatteras on the Outer Banks of North Carolina and roughly 590 nautical miles (1093 kilometers) southeast of Martha's Vineyard.
Bermuda has a very humid climate and, as a result, the summer-time heat index can be very high, even when the actual temperature seems moderate.
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 Bermuda vacation
The coastal cliffs and rocky headlands of Bermuda are interspersed with magnificent beaches and sheltered sandy coves.
Bermuda has a beach for everyone; whether it be the majestic Horseshoe Bay, the peaceful charm of John Smiths Bay or the snorkeller's paradise at Tobacco Bay.
Bermuda's infamous reefs and prisitine, sandy seabed are littered with hundreds of historic wrecks, mostly within 80 feet of the surface.
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 Geography - Bermuda Yellow Pages Online
During the Pleistocene era with its glacial and inter-glacial periods and fluctuating sea levels, Bermuda was built up with sediment from corals, forams and mollusks that colonised the reefs.
Bermuda’s land mass includes six main islands joined by bridges and causeways, and 174 smaller islands mostly uninhabited.
And while sharks do inhabit Bermuda waters, the last shark bite was about 50 years ago when a man stood on a shark in shallow water and it took offense.
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 Bermuda Geography
Bermuda is such an ideal location as a getaway from the harsh winters of the United States, Canada and Europe, it is easy to understand why thousands of travellers come down here for a break at that time of year.
In reality, Bermuda is the second most remote island in the world - located in the North Atlantic Ocean, 32 20 N, 64 45 W, with the nearest point of land being to the west, at Cape Hatteras, North Carolina, 650 miles (1046 km) away.
Bermuda is actually 950 miles (1529 km) to the north of Nassau, Bahamas.
www.bermuda.com /aboutbermuda/geography   (269 words)

  
 Bermuda Islands
This is the Bermuda which most locals and guests are familiar with; many of the other islands are uninhabited or mere rocks.
Due to the islands' isolation, for many years Bermuda remained an outpost of 17th-century British civilization, with an economy based on the use of the islands' cedar trees for shipbuilding and the salt trade.
Bermuda enjoys one of the highest per capita incomes in the world, having successfully exploited its location by providing financial services for international firms and luxury tourist facilities for 360,000 visitors annually.
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 Travel to Bermuda - Bermuda Tourism
Bermuda is a self-governing British overseas territory in the North Atlantic Ocean, off the coast of North America, east of North Carolina and north of the Caribbean.
Bermuda enjoys one of the highest per capita incomes in the world, with its economy primarily based on providing financial services for international business and luxury facilities for tourists.
Bermuda's industrial sector is small, although construction continues to be important.
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 Bermuda, Introduction on Bermuda, Location of Bermuda
As you holiday in the Bermuda Island, rent a pleasure craft or a fishing boat where tourist may amuse themselves by being a part to the game fish which is quite popular in the region.
Bermuda is nestled in North Atlantic Ocean lying to the east-southeast of Cape Hatteras adjacent to the Outer Banks of North Carolina, roughly towards the southeast of Martha's Vineyard off the caost of United States.
Bermuda comprises of several islands and islets with low-lying hills that was been alienated by fertile depressions.
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 Choosing a Destination: Bermuda | caribbean-guide.info
Bermuda is a small island located in the Atlantic Ocean off the shore of North Carolina.
Bermuda is a peaceful island, with very little serious or violent crime; however, common sense should always prevail.
The people of Bermuda have held fast to their British heritage, despite being closer in proximity to the U.S. Race relations, once tense on the island, have now eased as the civil rights movement has increased involvement of minorities in the island's government.
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 US Airways Vacations | Destinations : Bermuda   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-14)
Bermuda has all of the energy, life and vibrance you would expect to find on your fantasy vacation.
Bermuda is a group of islands located 600 miles east of North Carolina in the Atlantic Ocean.
The weather in Bermuda is typically mild with temperatures hovering anywhere in the 70's and 80's depending on what time of year you visit however it can get quite cool in the winter months so be aware.
www.usairwaysvacations.com /destinations/bermuda/index.html   (324 words)

  
 IFFISO : Bermuda Financial Services   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-14)
Bermuda was first discovered in 1503 by Juan de Bermudez, the Spanish mariner, and was claimed in England's name by Sir George Somers in July 1609.
Bermuda is the oldest British colony and there are still elements of British culture and customs in almost every aspect of life on the islands.
Bermuda's economy is dominated by two industries, tourism and international financial services, which account for approximately 90% of GDP.
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 Institute for Global Mobility - Countries in Brief - Bermuda
Bermuda, a group of islands in the Atlantic Ocean, earned praises from the American 20th Century writer, Mark Twain, for its pink beaches, lifestyle and resistance to modernity.
Bermuda is a group of about 150 small islands, the six largest of which are connected by a series of bridges and causeways.
Bermuda is generally a healthy country, and no serious health risks exist, there are low occurrences of mosquito-transmitted Dengue Fever.
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 Bermuda (08/06)
Bermuda is the oldest self-governing overseas territory in the British Commonwealth.
A third party, the Bermuda Democratic Party (BDP), was formed in the summer of 1967 with a splinter group from the PLP as a nucleus; it disbanded in 1970.
Bermuda's most recent general election was held in July 2003, when the PLP was re-elected to its second term.
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 Bermuda   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-14)
Bermuda is a self-governing island Overseas Territory of the United Kingdom, situated in the Atlantic Ocean.
There are two incorporated municipalities in Bermuda; the City of Hamilton, and the Town of St George.
A Limey In Bermuda Life in Bermuda from the perspective of a British expat
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 Bermuda - Country Profile - Visitors guide
Bermuda is an archipelago consisting of seven main islands and about 130 smaller islands and islets lying about 1 000 kilometers (650 mi.) east of Washington D.C. Some five hundred years ago, Spanish explorer, Juan de Bermudez, discovered the isolated archipelago, but he made no attempt to land.
Bermuda has developed into a highly successful offshore financial center and has one of the highest per capita incomes in the world, the economy is based primarily upon international business and tourism.
Bermuda Maritime Museum has been working in collaboration with the BMC to create a habitat for monarch butterflies at the Keep.
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 Bermuda
Bermuda is an island colony of the United Kingdom, situated in the Atlantic Ocean.
In addition, the tariff enacted by the U.S. against its trading partners in 1930 cut off Bermuda's once-thriving agricultural export trade--primarily fresh vegetables to the United States--spurring the overseas territory to develop its tourist industry, which is second behind international business in terms of economic importance to the island.
Unresolved issues concerning the 1995 withdrawal of U.S. forces-- primarily related to environmental factors--delayed the formal return of the base lands to the Government of Bermuda.
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 Geography Bermuda
Trees were ripped in half, tiles torn from roofs and even the satellite dish and instruments used by Bermuda's Weather Service to measure wind speeds were ripped from their moorings and lost.
Bermuda - which was settled by British colonists who were shipwrecked on their way to Virginia - enjoys one of the highest average incomes in the world.
The people of Bermuda have been assessing the damage caused by a powerful hurricane which swept into the British territory on Friday afternoon, leaving a trail of destruction and four people missing.
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 The Bermuda Triangle: Geography   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-14)
Bermuda, Puerto Rico, and Miami are said to be the "points" of this legendary triangle.
In any event, the geography of the area is awe-inspiring and deeply misunderstood.
The area of "The Bermuda Triangle" is not an exception.
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 Geography of Bermuda
Location: Bermuda is near North America, and is a group of islands in the North Atlantic Ocean, east of North Carolina (US)
Geography - note: consists of about 360 small coral islands with ample rainfall, but no rivers or freshwater lakes; some land, reclaimed and otherwise, was leased by US Government from 1941 to 1995
The text of this article is licensed under the GFDL.
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 Bermuda
Passports are the preferred document for entry into Bermuda and are required of all visitors from countries which require a passport for re-entry purposes or for entry through another country to which at that time the passenger has right of entry.
Although the water in Bermuda is potable and safe for consumption, you may still prefer to stick to bottles water.
Bermuda's currency is the Bermuda Dollar which is pegged to the US dollar on an equal (1 to 1) basis.
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 About Bermuda: Useful Information
Although La Bermuda appeared on a map of the world as early as 1511, it was known to early explorers as "The Isle of Devils".
Bermuda was eventually settled by fortuitous accident in 1609.
For more than three and a half centuries Bermuda has remained under the flag of Great Britain and Bermudians are proud of the fact that their country is the oldest British colony with a House of Assembly elected by the people.
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 Brochure
Geography : Bermuda’s geography is simple—low hills separated by fertile depressions.
On average months in Bermuda, almost 50% of the days are full of rain, at times pouring about three inches.
Going to a tropical island in the summer would be a vacation to remember because in Ashburnham we cannot swim in any oceans, on the count of we are not on the coast.
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 World InfoZone - Bermuda Information - Page 1
Bermuda, an Overseas Territory of the UK, consists of a group of islands in the North Atlantic Ocean, east of South Carolina in the USA.
Bermuda is a group of isolated islands in the North Atlantic Ocean.
The population of Bermuda was estimated at 65,773 in 2006.
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 BERMUDA
Bermuda is regarded as a premier offshore business jurisdiction, with no direct taxes on personal or corporate income.
Bermuda is a financial exporter both in insurance and other financial services.
The currency used is the Bermuda dollar which is pegged to the US dollar.
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 Bermuda Books
Bermuda in the 1930s - in the tranquil days before the arrival of the automobile (1948) and construction of the Harrington Sound Road.
Bermuda, with London and New York, is one of three global leaders in the fields of insurance and reinsurance.
Slaves and Slaveholders in Bermuda, 1616 to 1782.
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