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Bermuda (/bəˈmjdə/) is a British Overseas Territory in the North Atlantic Ocean. It is approximately 1,070 km (665 mi) east-southeast of Cape Hatteras, North Carolina; 1,236 km (768 mi) south of Cape Sable Island, Nova Scotia; and 1,759 km (1,093 mi) north of Cuba. The capital city is Hamilton. Bermuda is self-governing, with its own constitution and its own government, which enacts local laws, while the United Kingdom retains responsibility for defence and foreign relations.

Bermuda's two largest economic sectors are offshore insurance and reinsurance, and tourism. Bermuda had one of the world's highest GDP per capita for most of the 20th century. Recently,[when?] its economic status has been affected by the global recession.[needs update] The island has a subtropical climate and lies in the hurricane belt and prone to related severe weather; however, it is somewhat protected by a coral reef that surrounds the island and its position at the north of the belt, which limits the direction and severity of approaching storms.

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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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Leonardo Shaun Goater MBE (born 25 February 1970 in Hamilton, Bermuda) is a footballer who played as a striker for a number of English clubs in the 1990s and 2000s.

Goater's first professional club was Manchester United, but he did not reach the first team, making his League debut in 1989 after moving to Rotherham. He played for Rotherham for seven years before moving to Bristol City in 1996. Two years later he moved to Manchester City for a fee of £400,000.

He is most well known for his time at Manchester City, where he scored over 100 goals between 1998 and 2003, finishing as the club's top scorer for four consecutive seasons. After leaving City, Goater had spells with Reading, Coventry and Southend United, before retiring in May 2006. (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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