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Location of Bermuda off the coast of America
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Bermuda (officially, The Bermuda Islands or The Somers Isles) is a British overseas territory in the North Atlantic Ocean. Located off the east coast of the United States, it is situated around 1770 km (1,100 mi) northeast of Miami, Florida and 1350 km (840 mi) south of Halifax, Nova Scotia. The nearest landmass is Cape Hatteras, North Carolina, about 1030 km (640 mi) west-northwest (see Geography section below). It is the oldest and most populous remaining British overseas territory, settled by England a century before the Acts of Union that created the Kingdom of Great Britain.

Bermuda has a thriving economy, with a large financial sector and tourism industry giving it the world's highest GDP per capita in 2005. It has a sub-tropical climate, pink beaches, and cerulean blue oceans.

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The Bermuda sloop is a type of fore-and-aft rigged sailing vessel developed on the islands of Bermuda in the 17th century. In its purest form, it is single-masted, although ships with such rigging were built with as many as three masts. Its original form had gaff rigging, but evolved to use what is now known as Bermuda rig, which had been used on smaller Bermudian boats since the early 17th Century, making it the basis of nearly all modern sailing yachts. Although the Bermuda sloop is often described as a development of the narrower-beamed Jamaica sloop, which dates from the 1670s, the high, raked masts and triangular sails of the Bermuda rig are rooted in a tradition of Bermudian boat design dating from the earliest decades of the 17th Century. (more...)

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edit Dame Lois Marie Browne-Evans, D.B.E., J.P., (1 June 1927 - 29 May 2007) led the Bermudian Progressive Labour Party in opposition before being appointed Bermuda's first female Attorney-General. She first gained recognition in 1953 as the Bermuda's first female barrister. Browne-Evans died of undisclosed causes on May 29, 2007, three days before her 80th birthday. (more...)

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  • Wikinews Bermuda portal
    • October 16: Hurricane warning goes into effect in Bermuda as Gonzalo nears
    • November 10: Drunken passenger triggers UK-Dominican Republic flight's diversion to Bermuda
    • August 24: Atlantic storm Danielle strengthens to hurricane force
    • August 22: New England, Canada brace for Hurricane Bill
    • August 19: Hurricane Bill now a Category 4 storm
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Buildings and structures Royal Naval Dockyard, Bermuda | The Fairmont Hamilton Princess | Somerset Bridge, Bermuda | Ashley House | Government House, Bermuda
Culture Bermudian English | Coat of arms of Bermuda | Public holidays in Bermuda | Victoria Park, Hamilton
Economy Bermuda Monetary Authority | Bermuda Stock Exchange | Bermudian dollar | Bermudian pound | The Bank of Bermuda |

ACE Ltd. | HSBC | ACE Ltd. | MS Frontier Reinsurance | Bermuda Industrial Union | Bermuda Public Services Association

Communications .bm | List of NANP area codes | Area code 441 | Bermuda Broadcasting | List of television stations in Bermuda | Template:Bermuda TV | VSB-TV | ZBM-TV | ZFB-TV
Environment Flora and fauna in Bermuda | Juniperus bermudiana | Bermuda National Trust | Bermuda Petrel | Bermuda Rock Skink | Common Ground Dove | Eastern Bluebird | Gray Catbird | Great Kiskadee | Mourning Dove | Northern Cardinal |

White-eyed Vireo | White-tailed Tropicbird | Yellow-crowned Night Heron

History Bermuda Admiralty Case | Bermuda Militia 1612-1687 | Bermuda Militia 1687-1813 | Bermuda Militia 1813 | Bermuda Militias 1612-1815 | Bermuda Volunteer/Territorial Army Units 1895-1965 | Hurricane Fabian | Royal Air Force, Bermuda, 1939-1945 | Sea Venture | George Somers | Somers Isles Company | Thomas Gates (governor) | USN Submarine Base, Ordnance Island, Bermuda | London Company
Politics House of Assembly of Bermuda | List of Premiers of Bermuda | Parliament of Bermuda | Politics of Bermuda | Senate of Bermuda | List of political parties in Bermuda | Progressive Labour Party (Bermuda) | United Bermuda Party
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