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Administrative divisions 9 parishes and 2 municipalities*; Devonshire, Hamilton, Hamilton*, Paget, Pembroke, Saint George*, Saint George's, Sandys, Smith's, Southampton, Warwick
Age structure 0-14 years: 19.2% (male 6,195; female 6,205)

15-64 years: 69.3% (male 22,110; female 22,574)

65 years and over: 11.5% (male 3,215; female 4,183) (2003 est.)
Agriculture - products bananas, vegetables, citrus, flowers; dairy products
Airports 1 (2002)
Airports - with paved runways total: 1

2,438 to 3,047 m: 1 (2002)
Area total: 53.3 sq km

land: 53.3 sq km

water: 0 sq km
Area - comparative about one-third the size of Washington, DC
Background Bermuda was first settled in 1609 by shipwrecked English colonists headed for Virginia. Tourism to the island to escape North American winters first developed in Victorian times. Tourism continues to be important to the island's economy, although international business has overtaken it in recent years. Bermuda has developed into a highly successful offshore financial center. A referendum on independence was soundly defeated in 1995.
Birth rate 12.13 births/1,000 population (2003 est.)
Budget revenues: $609.5 million

expenditures: $574.6 million, including capital expenditures of $54.8 million (FY 00/01)
Capital Hamilton
Climate subtropical; mild, humid; gales, strong winds common in winter
Coastline 103 km
Constitution 8 June 1968, amended 1989
Country name conventional long form: none

conventional short form: Bermuda

former: Somers Islands
Currency Bermudian dollar (BMD)
Death rate 7.46 deaths/1,000 population (2003 est.)
Debt - external $145 million (FY 99/00)
Dependency status overseas territory of the UK
Diplomatic representation from the US chief of mission: Consul General Denis Patrick COLEMAN, Jr.

consulate(s) general: Crown Hill, 16 Middle Road, Devonshire DVO3

mailing address: P. O. Box HM325, Hamilton HMBX; American Consulate General Hamilton, Department of State, 5300 Hamilton Place, Washington, DC 20520-5300

telephone: [1] (441) 295-1342

FAX: [1] (441) 295-1592, [1] (441) 296-9233
Diplomatic representation in the US none (overseas territory of the UK)
Disputes - international none
Economic aid - recipient $NA
Economy - overview 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. The effects of 11 September 2001 have had both positive and negative ramifications for Bermuda. On the positive side, a number of new reinsurance companies have located on the island, contributing to the expansion of an already robust international business sector. On the negative side, Bermuda's tourism industry - which derives over 80% of its visitors from the US - has been severely hit as American tourists have chosen not to travel. Tourism rebounded somewhat in 2002, but remains below the pre-11 September level. Most capital equipment and food must be imported. Bermuda's industrial sector is small, although construction continues to be important. Agriculture is limited, only 6% of the land being arable.
Electricity - consumption 598.6 million kWh (2001)
Electricity - exports 0 kWh (2001)
Electricity - imports 0 kWh (2001)
Electricity - production 643.7 million kWh (2001)
Electricity - production by source fossil fuel: 100%

hydro: 0%

nuclear: 0%

other: 0% (2001)
Elevation extremes lowest point: Atlantic Ocean 0 m

highest point: Town Hill 76 m
Environment - current issues asbestos disposal; water pollution; preservation of open space; sustainable development
Ethnic groups black 58%, white 36%, other 6%
Exchange rates Bermudian dollar per US dollar - 1.0000 (fixed rate pegged to the US dollar)
Executive branch chief of state: Queen ELIZABETH II (since 6 February 1952), represented by Governor Sir John VEREKER (since NA April 2002)

head of government: Premier Alex SCOTT (since 24 July 2003)

cabinet: Cabinet nominated by the premier, appointed by the governor

elections: none; the monarch is hereditary; governor appointed by the monarch; following legislative elections, the leader of the majority party or the leader of the majority coalition is usually appointed premier by the governor
Exports 0 kWh (2001)
Exports $51 million (2000)
Exports NA (2001)
Exports - commodities reexports of pharmaceuticals
Exports - partners France 77.4%, UK 2.8%, US 2.4% (2002)
Fiscal year 1 April - 31 March
Flag description red, with the flag of the UK in the upper hoist-side quadrant and the Bermudian coat of arms (white and green 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
GDP purchasing power parity - $2.25 billion (2002 est.)
GDP - composition by sector agriculture: 1%

industry: 10%

services: 89% (2002 est.)
GDP - per capita purchasing power parity - $35,200 (2002 est.)
GDP - real growth rate 0.5% (2002 est.)
Geographic coordinates 32 20 N, 64 45 W
Geography - note 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
Highways total: 450 km

paved: 450 km

unpaved: 0 km

note: public roads - 209 km; private roads - 241 km (2002)
Household income or consumption by percentage share lowest 10%: NA%

highest 10%: NA%
Imports 0 kWh (2001)
Imports $719 million (2000)
Imports NA (2001)
Imports - commodities machinery and transport equipment, construction materials, chemicals, food and live animals
Imports - partners Kazakhstan 30.9%, France 24.7%, Italy 10.5%, US 9.7%, South Korea 8.4%, Mexico 4.3% (2002)
Independence none (overseas territory of the UK)
Industrial production growth rate NA%
Industries tourism, international business, light manufacturing
Infant mortality rate total: 9.05 deaths/1,000 live births

male: 10.77 deaths/1,000 live births

female: 7.3 deaths/1,000 live births (2003 est.)
Inflation rate (consumer prices) 2.3% (July 2002)
International organization participation Caricom (observer), ICFTU, Interpol (subbureau), IOC, WCO
Internet Service Providers (ISPs) 20 (2000)
Irrigated land NA sq km
Judicial branch Supreme Court; Court of Appeal; Magistrate Courts
Labor force 37,472 (2000)
Labor force - by occupation clerical 22%, services 20%, laborers 17%, professional and technical 17%, administrative and managerial 13%, sales 8%, agriculture and fishing 3% (2000 est.)
Land boundaries 0 km
Land use arable land: 6%

permanent crops: 0%

other: 94% (55% developed, 45% rural/open space) (1998 est.)
Languages English (official), Portuguese
Legal system English law
Legislative branch bicameral Parliament consists of the Senate (an 11-member body appointed by the governor, the premier, and the opposition) and the House of Assembly (36 seats; members are elected by popular vote to serve five-year terms)

elections: last general election held 24 July 2003 (next to be held NA July 2008)

election results: percent of vote by party - PLP 51.7%, UBP 48%; seats by party - PLP 22, UBP 14
Life expectancy at birth total population: 77.41 years

male: 75.38 years

female: 79.49 years (2003 est.)
Literacy definition: age 15 and over can read and write

total population: 98%

male: 98%

female: 99% (1970 est.)
Location North America, group of islands in the North Atlantic Ocean, east of North Carolina (US)
Map references North America
Maritime claims exclusive fishing zone: 200 NM

territorial sea: 12 NM
Merchant marine total: 93 ships (1,000 GRT or over) 4,993,227 GRT/7,089,760 DWT

ships by type: bulk 25, cargo 4, chemical tanker 1, container 14, liquefied gas 9, passenger 5, petroleum tanker 11, refrigerated cargo 13, roll on/roll off 7, short-sea passenger 4

note: includes some foreign-owned ships registered here as a flag of convenience: Croatia 5, Denmark 2, Germany 1, Greece 1, Hong Kong 9, Indonesia 1, Norway 2, Sweden 11, United Kingdom 52, United States 13 (2002 est.)
Military - note defense is the responsibility of the UK
Military branches no regular indigenous military forces; Bermuda Regiment, Bermuda Police Force, Bermuda Reserve Constabulary
Military expenditures - dollar figure $4.028 million (January 2002)
Military expenditures - percent of GDP 0.11% (FY00/01)
National holiday Bermuda Day, 24 May
Nationality noun: Bermudian(s)

adjective: Bermudian
Natural hazards hurricanes (June to November)
Natural resources limestone, pleasant climate fostering tourism
Net migration rate 2.56 migrant(s)/1,000 population (2003 est.)
Political parties and leaders National Liberal Party or NLP [Dessaline WALDRON]; Progressive Labor Party or PLP [Jennifer SMITH]; United Bermuda Party or UBP [Chairman Wayne FURBERT]
Political pressure groups and leaders Bermuda Employer's Union [Eddie SAINTS]; Bermuda Industrial Union or BIU [Derrick BURGESS]; Bermuda Public Services Association or BPSA [leader NA]; Bermuda Union of Teachers [Michael CHARLES]
Population 64,482 (July 2003 est.)
Population below poverty line NA%
Population growth rate 0.72% (2003 est.)
Ports and harbors Hamilton, Saint George's, Dockyard
Radio broadcast stations AM 5, FM 3, shortwave 0 (1998)
Railways 0 km
Religions non-Anglican Protestant 39%, Anglican 27%, Roman Catholic 15%, other 19%
Sex ratio at birth: 1.02 male(s)/female

under 15 years: 1 male(s)/female

15-64 years: 0.98 male(s)/female

65 years and over: 0.77 male(s)/female

total population: 0.96 male(s)/female (2003 est.)
Suffrage 18 years of age; universal
Telephone system general assessment: NA

domestic: modern, fully automatic telephone system

international: 3 submarine cables; satellite earth stations - 3 Intelsat (Atlantic Ocean)
Telephones - main lines in use 52,000 (1997)
Telephones - mobile cellular 7,980 (1996)
Television broadcast stations 3 (1997)
Terrain low hills separated by fertile depressions
Total fertility rate 1.9 children born/woman (2003 est.)
Unemployment rate 4.5% (1993)
Waterways none
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