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Bermuda
Bermuda consists of a chain of some 180 coral islands and islets lying 1,046km (650 miles) off the coast of Cape Hatteras, North Carolina, in the Atlantic Ocean. Its coastlines are characterised by small bays with beaches of fine pale pink coral sand and surrounding vivid blue-green waters. Inland is an abundance of subtropical plants and flowers.
It is a self-governing British Dependent Territory. There are still elements of British culture and customs in almost every aspect of life on the islands: a referendum on independence was last held in 1995 but a low turnout produced a majority against independence. In June 2005, opinion polls showed 20.1% supported self-governance, with 65% opposed.

General informations

Capital: Hamilton
Population: 66.000
Area: 53.3 Km²
Language: english; there is a small Portuguese population
Currency: Bermuda Dollar (BMD; BM$), at par with the US Dollar
Climate: Sub-tropical, with no wet season. The best time to visit Bermuda is from Spring through to Autumn.
Summer temperatures prevail from May to mid October, with the warmest weather from July to September – this period is occasionally followed by high winds. Visitors should note that such high winds between 1 June and 30 November can (albeit rarely) turn into hurricanes and tropical storms.
Time: GMT - 4 (GMT - 3 from first Sunday in April to last Sunday in October)
Electricity: 110 volts AC, 60Hz. American (flat) two-pin plugs are standard.
Entry visas:
Travellers from the US:
- Adults A US passport ot a government issued photo ID and an official copy of the birth certificate with either a raised seal or official stamp along with an official proof of passport application from the U.S. Department of State
- Children under 16 travelling with an Adult: a US passport or an official proof of passport application from the U.S. Department of State
- Children under 16 travelling alone: A US passport or a copy of their birth certificate, baptismal record or a hospital record of birth in the U.S. and their passport application status documentation
Travellers from Canada: in addition to their round- trip ticket a valid Canadian passport or birth certificate or certified copy together with photo ID (for people born outside of Canada, a Canadian Certificate of Citizenship or Canadian Permanent Resident Card)
Travellers from UK and Western Europe: Round-trip ticket to Bermuda and a valid passport of their country. All travellers must carry proof of citizenship and personal identification, such as government-issued photo ID, relevant to return to your country or for re-entry through another foreign country, as required by Bermuda Immigration authorities.

Getting there

By air: Bermuda International Airport (IATA: BDA) (ICAO: TXKF) is 15km (9 miles) from Hamilton. Transfers are available with Bee-Line Transportation and Bermuda Hosts (coaches). Taxis are also available.
Bermuda has no national airline, but British Airways operates regular flights from London Gatwick. American Airlines flies from New York and Miami.
Approximate Flight Times: fFrom London to Bermuda is 7 hours, and from New York is under 2 hours.
By water: Bermuda receives many visits from cruise ships during the summer months. Main ports are in the City of Hamilton, in the Town of St George and in the West End (its Royal Naval Dockyard, which was the British Royal Navy’s headquarters until 1995, has been beautifully restored as a mini-village and is currently the only location in Bermuda that can accommodate the largest of cruise ships: passengers can reach Hamilton directly by bus or ferry, and other locations by changing there).

Where to go

Hamilton
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Hamilton, in Pembroke Parish, is Bermuda's administrative center and largest city. It boasts a large quantity of museums, some fine buildings and architecture. It boasts a fine Anglican cathedral of the Most Holy Trinity. Explore the old buildings, including the Cabinet Building and the Sessions House. Front Street is Hamilton’s main street, which runs along the water’s edge. There are numerous forts, fortifications and bits of Royal Naval heritage. Visit the restored 19th-century Fort Hamilton’s ramparts for a spectacular view of the city.
There are cinemas, a variety of shops, bars, hotels and restaurants.
The city is also blessed with markets, gardens, stalls, beaches, squares and plazas with wide streets, boulevards and walkways.

Somerset
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In Somerset, on the western end of the island, find the smallest drawbridge in the world, Somerset Bridge

 
unesco world heritage site Saint George
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Saint George is the second town and former capital of Bermuda. St. George is described as the oldest, continually inhabited English settlement in the new world. It was founded in 1612 and served as the capital of Bermuda until eclipsed by Hamilton in 1815. Because of a shift of business and government to Hamilton, St. George did not have its streets and buildings demolished and rebuilt as in Hamilton and therefore looks very much like it did 250 years ago. In fact, because of its many heritage buildings, it was declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site during the 1990s: there are many fine old, colonial streets and buildings to immerse yourself in; streets and alleys with fanciful names such as 'Featherbed Alley', 'Old Maid's Lane' or 'Needle and Thread Alley'. However, the best thing to do upon arrival in the town is head for the main King's Square.
King's Square was the original main square of St. George and here you can see the Town Hall, the Visitor's Service Bureau and Ordinance Island across the a small bridge directly to your south. During the tourist season (May-September), actors in period dress provide colour to the community as acting as town criers or sentencing men or women to the stockades, pillories or the dunking chair.

 

Bermuda

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  Main destinations
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