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Careers, Jobs and Education Resources for: Bermuda

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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. Although a referendum on independence from the UK was soundly defeated in 1995, the present government has reopened debate on the issue. (from the CIA)


Economic Overview

Bermuda enjoys the third highest per capita income in the world, more than 50% higher than that of the us. its economy is primarily based on providing financial services for international business and luxury facilities for tourists. a number of reinsurance companies relocated to the island following the 11 september 2001 attacks and again after hurricane katrina in august 2005, contributing to the expansion of an already robust international business sector. bermuda's tourism industry - which derives over 80% of its visitors from the us - continues to struggle but remains the island's number two industry. most capital equipment and food must be imported. 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. agriculture is limited with only 20% of the land being arable.

Environmental Issues

Sustainable development

Government Type

Parliamentary; self-governing territory


66,536 (july 2008 est.)


North america, group of islands in the north atlantic ocean, east of south carolina (us)


Total: 53.3 sq km land: 53.3 sq km water: 0 sq km

About one-third the size of washington, dc

Country Aliases

Conventional long form: none conventional short form: bermuda former: somers islands


Name: hamilton geographic coordinates: 32 17 n, 64 47 w time difference: utc-4 (1 hour ahead of washington, dc during standard time) daylight saving time: +1hr, begins second sunday in march; ends first sunday in november

Military Service

18-23 years of age; eligible men required to register for conscription as needed into the bermuda regiment, which is largely voluntary; term of service 39 months (2007)

International Disputes


Sources: Central Intelligence Agency (CIA)

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