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 Bermuda
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Area: 53 sq km (20.6 sq miles)
Population: 63,800 (UN, 2009)
Capital City: Hamilton
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Overview
Government Type Parliamentary; self-governing territory
Independence None (overseas territory of the UK)
Constitution 8 June 1968; amended 1989 and 2003
Legal system English law
Suffrage 18 years of age; universal
Executive Branch

Head of state: Queen ELIZABETH II (since 6 February 1952); represented by Governor George FERGUSSON (since 23 May 2012)

Head of government: Premier Michael DUNKLEY (since 20 May 2014)

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

Elections: the monarchy is hereditary; governor appointed by the monarch; following legislative elections, the leader of the majority party or the leader of the majority coalition usually appointed premier by the governor

Legislative Branch

Bicameral Parliament consists of the Senate (11 seats; members appointed by the governor, the premier, and the opposition) and the House of Assembly (36 seats; members are elected by popular vote to serve up to five-year terms)

Elections: last general election held on 17 December 2012 (next to be held not later than 2017)

Election results: OBA - 51.7% (19 seats); {:{ - 46.1% (17 seats)

Judicial Branch Supreme Court; Court of Appeal; Magistrate Courts
Country Studies
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Australian Government - Bermuda
Country profile, economic and trade information, and foreign relations from the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade.
BBC News Territory Profile - Bermuda
A guide to history, politics and economic background of countries from BBC News.
CIA World Factbook - Bermuda
Country profile provides information on country background, geography, people, government, communications, transportation, military, and transnational issues.
Country Health Profile - Bermuda
Information, health situation analysis, and statistics about countries in the Americas.
ITC - Bermuda
Country-specific trade and market profiles, map, and trade statistics from the International Trade Centre (ITC).
Library of Congress Portals to the World - Bermuda
Country portal and resources compiled by Library of Congress subject experts.
UNdata Country Profile - Bermuda
Provides summary, economic, social, and environmental statistics from the United Nations Statistics Division.
UNESCO Institute for Statistics - Bermuda
A selection of national statistics on education, literacy, science and technology, culture, and communication.
United Kingdom's Foreign and Commonwealth Office - Bermuda
Country profile covering history, politics, economy, human rights, relations with the UK, and travel.
United Nations Statistics Division: Environment Snapshot - Bermuda
Country snapshots offer national environment statistics.
U.S. Department of Energy - Bermuda
Country analysis report from the Energy Information Administration on production and consumption of energy resources.
U.S. Department of State - Background Note: Bermuda
This resource provides background information on issues such as the economy, history, politics, and foreign relations.
Diplomacy and Aid
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CARICOM - Bermuda
The Caribbean Community (CARICOM) was established by the Treaty of Chaguaramas in 1973. It is a regional organization dedicated to improving development, trade and economics, international competitiveness and economic leverage, coordination of foreign economic policies, and standards of living and work.
Consulate General of the United States in Hamilton, Bermuda
Diplomatic representation of the U.S. in Bermuda.
EU's Relations with Bermuda
Overview, country strategy, agreements, and documents on the European Union's relations with Bermuda.
ReliefWeb - Bermuda
ReliefWeb, administered by the UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA), provides news, documents, maps, and background information on emergency assistance by country.
The Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR)
News, operations, statistics, background, analysis and policy, and maps from the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees. Select Bermuda from the "Browse by country" drop-down menu on the right.
United Kingdom Overseas Territories Association (UKOTA) - Bermuda
"UKOTA exists to promote the interests of the United Kingdom Overseas Territories and co-operation between them. Specifically UKOTA demonstrates the collective and individual partnerships between the territories and Her Majesty's Government."
Media
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Country Profile TELEVISION
  • Bermuda Broadcasting Company (BBC) - operates ZFB TV (Channel 7), ZBM TV (Channel 9)
  • VSB - operates VSB TV (Channel 11)
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Country Profile RADIO
  • Bermuda Broadcasting Company (BBC) - operates ZBM AM, ZFB AM, ZBM FM 89, Power 95
  • VSB - operates Mix 106, 1450 Gold, VSB 2, VSB 3
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