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 for Bermuda
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Bermuda \Bermuda\ n.
     same as Bermudas.
     Syn: Bermudas.
          [WordNet 1.5]

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

      n 1: a group of islands in the Atlantic off the Carolina coast;
           British colony; a popular resort [syn: Bermuda,

From CIA World Factbook 2002 :

     Introduction Bermuda
                              Background: 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. A
                                          referendum on independence was
                                          soundly defeated in 1995.
     Geography Bermuda
                                Location: North America, group of islands in
                                          the North Atlantic Ocean, east of
                                          North Carolina (US)
                  Geographic coordinates: 32 20 N, 64 45 W
                          Map references: North America
                                    Area: total: 53.3 sq km
                                          water: 0 sq km
                                          land: 53.3 sq km
                      Area - comparative: about one-third the size of
                                          Washington, DC
                         Land boundaries: 0 km
                               Coastline: 103 km
                         Maritime claims: exclusive fishing zone: 200 NM
                                          territorial sea: 12 NM
                                 Climate: subtropical; mild, humid; gales,
                                          strong winds common in winter
                                 Terrain: low hills separated by fertile
                      Elevation extremes: lowest point: Atlantic Ocean 0 m
                                          highest point: Town Hill 76 m
                       Natural resources: limestone, pleasant climate
                                          fostering tourism
                                Land use: arable land: 6%
                                          permanent crops: 0%
                                          other: 100% (55% developed, 45%
                                          rural/open space) (1998 est.)
                          Irrigated land: NA sq km
                         Natural hazards: hurricanes (June to November)
            Environment - current issues: asbestos disposal; water pollution;
                                          preservation of open space;
                                          sustainable development
                        Geography - note: consists of about 138 coral islands
                                          and islets with ample rainfall, but
                                          no rivers or freshwater lakes; some
                                          land, reclaimed and otherwise, was
                                          leased by US Government from 1941 to
     People Bermuda
                              Population: 63,960 (July 2002 est.)
                           Age structure: 0-14 years: 19.2% (male 6,058;
                                          female 6,225)
                                          15-64 years: 69.4% (male 21,950;
                                          female 22,442)
                                          65 years and over: 11.4% (male
                                          3,163; female 4,122) (2002 est.)
                  Population growth rate: 0.69% (2002 est.)
                              Birth rate: 11.82 births/1,000 population (2002
                              Death rate: 7.49 deaths/1,000 population (2002
                      Net migration rate: 2.61 migrant(s)/1,000 population
                                          (2002 est.)
                               Sex ratio: at birth: 0.94 male(s)/female
                                          under 15 years: 0.97 male(s)/female
                                          15-64 years: 0.98 male(s)/female
                                          65 years and over: 0.77 male(s)/
                                          total population: 0.95 male(s)/
                                          female (2002 est.)
                   Infant mortality rate: 9.28 deaths/1,000 live births (2002
                Life expectancy at birth: total population: 77.3 years
                                          female: 79.27 years (2002 est.)
                                          male: 75.21 years
                    Total fertility rate: 1.81 children born/woman (2002 est.)
        HIV/AIDS - adult prevalence rate: NA%
       HIV/AIDS - people living with HIV/ NA
                       HIV/AIDS - deaths: NA
                             Nationality: noun: Bermudian(s)
                                          adjective: Bermudian
                           Ethnic groups: black 58%, white 36%, other 6%
                               Religions: non-Anglican Protestant 39%,
                                          Anglican 27%, Roman Catholic 15%,
                                          other 19%
                               Languages: English (official), Portuguese
                                Literacy: definition: age 15 and over can read
                                          and write
                                          total population: 98%
                                          male: 98%
                                          female: 99% (1970 est.)
     Government Bermuda
                            Country name: conventional long form: none
                                          conventional short form: Bermuda
                                          former: Somers Islands
                       Dependency status: overseas territory of the UK
                         Government type: parliamentary British overseas
                                          territory with internal self-
                                 Capital: Hamilton
                Administrative divisions: 9 parishes and 2 municipalities*;
                                          Devonshire, Hamilton, Hamilton*,
                                          Paget, Pembroke, Saint George*,
                                          Saint George's, Sandys, Smith's,
                                          Southampton, Warwick
                            Independence: none (overseas territory of the UK)
                        National holiday: Bermuda Day, 24 May
                            Constitution: 8 June 1968, amended 1989
                            Legal system: English law
                                Suffrage: 18 years of age; universal
                        Executive branch: chief of state: Queen ELIZABETH II
                                          (since 6 February 1952), represented
                                          by Governor Sir John VEREKER (since
                                          NA April 2002)
                                          head of government: Premier Jennifer
                                          SMITH (since 10 November 1998)
                                          cabinet: Cabinet nominated by the
                                          premier, appointed by the governor
                                          elections: none; the monarch is
                                          hereditary; governor appointed by
                                          the monarch; governor invites the
                                          leader of largest party in
                                          Parliament to form a government as
                      Legislative branch: bicameral Parliament consists of the
                                          Senate (an 11-member body appointed
                                          by the governor, the premier, and
                                          the opposition) and the House of
                                          Assembly (40 seats; members are
                                          elected by popular vote to serve
                                          five-year terms)
                                          elections: last general election
                                          held 9 November 1998 (next to be
                                          held NA November 2003)
                                          election results: percent of vote by
                                          party - PLP 54%, UBP 44%, NLP 1%,
                                          independents 1%; seats by party -
                                          PLP 26, UBP 14
                         Judicial branch: Supreme Court; Court of Appeal;
                                          Magistrate Courts
           Political parties and leaders: National Liberal Party or NLP
                                          [Dessaline WALDRON]; Progressive
                                          Labor Party or PLP [Jennifer SMITH];
                                          United Bermuda Party or UBP [Dr.
                                          Grant GIBBONS]
            Political pressure groups and Bermuda Employer's Union [Eddie
                                 leaders: SAINTS]; Bermuda Industrial Union or
                                          BIU [Derrick BURGESS]; Bermuda
                                          Public Services Association or BPSA
                                          [leader NA]; Bermuda Union of
                                          Teachers [Michael CHARLES]
               International organization Caricom (observer), CCC, ICFTU,
                           participation: Interpol (subbureau), IOC
     Diplomatic representation in the US: none (overseas territory of the UK)
       Diplomatic representation from the chief of mission: Acting Consul
                                      US: General Karen EMMERSON
                                          consulate(s) general: Crown Hill, 16
                                          Middle Road, Devonshire DVQ3
                                          mailing address: P. O. Box HM325,
                                          Hamilton HMBX; American Consulate
                                          General Hamilton, Department of
                                          State, 5300 Hamilton Place,
                                          Washington, DC 20520-5300
                                          telephone: [1] (441) 295-1342
                                          FAX: [1] (441) 295-1592, [1] (441)
                        Flag description: red, with the flag of the UK in the
                                          upper hoist-side quadrant and the
                                          Bermudian coat of arms (white and
                                          green shield with a red lion holding
                                          a scrolled shield showing the
                                          sinking of the ship Sea Venture off
                                          Bermuda in 1609) centered on the
                                          outer half of the flag
     Economy Bermuda
                      Economy - overview: Bermuda enjoys one of the highest
                                          per capita incomes in the world,
                                          with its economy primarily based on
                                          providing financial services for
                                          international business and luxury
                                          facilities for tourists. The effects
                                          of 11 September 2001 have had both
                                          positive and negative ramifications
                                          for Bermuda. On the positive side, a
                                          number of new reinsurance companies
                                          have located on the island,
                                          contributing to the expansion of an
                                          already robust international
                                          business sector. On the negative
                                          side, Bermuda's already weakening
                                          tourism industry - which derives
                                          over 80% of its visitors from the US
                                          - has been further hit as American
                                          tourists have chosen not to travel.
                                          Most capital equipment and food must
                                          be imported, with the US serving as
                                          the primary source of goods,
                                          followed by the UK. Bermuda's
                                          industrial sector is small, although
                                          construction continues to be
                                          important. Agriculture is limited,
                                          only 6% of the land being arable.
                                     GDP: purchasing power parity - $2.2
                                          billion (2001 est.)
                  GDP - real growth rate: 2.9% (2001 est.)
                        GDP - per capita: purchasing power parity - $34,800
                                          (2001 est.)
             GDP - composition by sector: agriculture: 1%
                                          industry: 10%
                                          services: 89% (1995 est.)
           Population below poverty line: NA%
       Household income or consumption by lowest 10%: NA%
                        percentage share: highest 10%: NA%
        Inflation rate (consumer prices): 3% (July 2001)
                             Labor force: 37,472 (2000)
             Labor force - by occupation: clerical 22%, services 20%, laborers
                                          17%, professional and technical 17%,
                                          administrative and managerial 13%,
                                          sales 8%, agriculture and fishing 3%
                                          (2000 est.)
                       Unemployment rate: 4.5% (1993)
                                  Budget: revenues: $609.5 million
                                          expenditures: $574.6 million,
                                          including capital expenditures of
                                          $54.8 million (FY00/01)
                              Industries: tourism, international business,
                                          light manufacturing
       Industrial production growth rate: NA%
                Electricity - production: 595 million kWh (2000)
      Electricity - production by source: fossil fuel: 100%
                                          hydro: 0%
                                          other: 0% (2000)
                                          nuclear: 0%
               Electricity - consumption: 553.35 million kWh (2000)
                   Electricity - exports: 0 kWh (2000)
                   Electricity - imports: 0 kWh (2000)
                  Agriculture - products: bananas, vegetables, citrus,
                                          flowers; dairy products
                                 Exports: $51 million (2000)
                   Exports - commodities: reexports of pharmaceuticals
                      Exports - partners: EU excluding UK 77.9%, US 9.8%, UK
                                          6.9% (1999)
                                 Imports: $719 million (2000)
                   Imports - commodities: machinery and transport equipment,
                                          construction materials, chemicals,
                                          food and live animals
                      Imports - partners: EU excluding UK 35.4%, US 17.8%, UK
                                          15.4%, Russia 14.6% (1999)
                         Debt - external: $145 million (FY99/00)
                Economic aid - recipient: $NA
                                Currency: Bermudian dollar (BMD)
                           Currency code: BMD
                          Exchange rates: Bermudian dollar per US dollar -
                                          1.0000 (fixed rate pegged to the US
                             Fiscal year: 1 April - 31 March
     Communications Bermuda
           Telephones - main lines in use: 52,000 (1997)
             Telephones - mobile cellular: 7,980 (1996)
                         Telephone system: general assessment: NA
                                           domestic: modern, fully automatic
                                           telephone system
                                           international: 3 submarine cables;
                                           satellite earth stations - 3
                                           Intelsat (Atlantic Ocean)
                 Radio broadcast stations: AM 5, FM 3, shortwave 0 (1998)
                                   Radios: 82,000 (1997)
            Television broadcast stations: 3 (1997)
                              Televisions: 66,000 (1997)
                    Internet country code: .bm
        Internet Service Providers (ISPs): 20 (2000)
                           Internet users: 25,000 (2000)
     Transportation Bermuda
                                Railways: 0 km
                                Highways: total: 450 km
                                          paved: NA
                                          note: public roads - 209 km; private
                                          roads - 241 km (2002)
                                          unpaved: NA
                               Waterways: none
                       Ports and harbors: Hamilton, Saint George's, Dockyard
                         Merchant marine: total: 102 ships (1,000 GRT or over)
                                          totaling 5,485,450 GRT/8,782,869 DWT
                                          note: includes some foreign-owned
                                          ships registered here as a flag of
                                          convenience: Croatia 5, Denmark 2,
                                          Germany 1, Greece 1, Hong Kong 9,
                                          Indonesia 1, Norway 2, Sweden 11,
                                          United Kingdom 52, United States 13
                                          (2002 est.)
                                          ships by type: bulk 28, cargo 4,
                                          container 16, liquefied gas 6,
                                          passenger 3, petroleum tanker 17,
                                          refrigerated cargo 16, roll on/roll
                                          off 9, short-sea passenger 3
                                Airports: 1 (2002)
           Airports - with paved runways: total: 1
                                          2,438 to 3,047 m: 1 (2960 m) (2002)
     Military Bermuda
                       Military branches: no regular indigenous military
                                          forces; Bermuda Regiment, Bermuda
                                          Police Force, Bermuda Reserve
           Military expenditures - dollar $4,027,970 (January 2002)
       Military expenditures - percent of 0.11% (FY00/01)
                         Military - note: defense is the responsibility of the
     Transnational Issues Bermuda
                                                Disputes - international: none

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