geographical name \(ˌ)bər-ˈmyü-də\

Definition of BERMUDA

islands W Atlantic ESE of Cape Hatteras; a self-governing British colony Hamilton area 20 square miles (52 square kilometers), pop 62,059
Ber·mu·dan \-dən\ or Ber·mu·di·an \-dē-ən\ adjective or noun

Rhymes with BERMUDA


   (Concise Encyclopedia)

/div>British overseas territory, western Atlantic Ocean. Area: 21 sq mi (54 sq km). Population: (2009 est.) 67,800. Comprising 7 main islands and about 170 additional (named) islets and rocks, it lies about 570 mi (920 km) southeast of Cape Hatteras, N.C., U.S. Capital: Hamilton, on Main Island. Bermuda was named for Juan de Bermúdez, who may have visited the islands in 1503. Colonized by the English in 1612, Bermuda became a crown colony in 1684, and its status changed to an overseas territory in 2002. Its economy is based on tourism and international finance; its gross national product per capita is among the world's highest.


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