Bermuda- flag Bermuda

Overseas territory of the UK

Current time and main facts

Former: Somers Islands

Bermuda is in North America, group of islands in the North Atlantic Ocean, east of North Carolina (USA).

Current Time in Bermuda

Time Zone: Atlantic Time Zone

Bermuda Time= Atlantic Time

Atlantic Standard Time ( AST ) = GMT-4

Atlantic Daylight Time ( ADT ) = GMT-3

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.

Geographic coordinates: 32 20 N, 64 45 W

Climate: subtropical; mild, humid; gales, strong winds common in winter

Population: 65,773 (July 2006 est.)

Nationality: noun: Bermudian(s) / adjective: Bermudian

Languages:  English (official), Portuguese

Administrative divisions: 9 parishes and 2 municipalities. The capital is Hamilton.

National holiday: Bermuda Day, 24 May

Flag of Bermuda

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

Does Bermuda observe Daylight Saving Time?

ADT (Atlantic Daylight-Saving Time) is in operation from March to November.

Daylight Saving Time begins at 2 a.m. (local time) on the second Sunday of March.
Time reverts to Standard Time at 2 a.m. (local time) on the first Sunday of November.

The international dialling code for Bermuda is +1 441.  Note there are no codes for individual towns and cities in Bermuda.

The official site of the Bermuda Department of Tourism: www.bermudatourism.com

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