Bermuda (United Kingdom)
Bermuda Islands is located in the North Atlantic Great Western and
covers an area of 53 square kilometers. Alongside more than 150
small islands and reefs and seven large islands, home to a
population of about 65,000, of whom 61% are of African descent, with
the other of European and North American descent. Residents are
Christian, with English the official language. The currency is the
Bermuda dollar and the capital is Hamilton.
In 1505 the Spanish landed on the island of Bermuda. In 1684, it
became a British colony, the first in the Commonwealth. In March
1940, America entered into executive agreements, and the United
States rented the islands in the Morgan, Terkel, and the three
islands of St. David, for 99 years, keeping their destroyers there.
In 1957, the last British troops withdrew from Bermuda, and in 1968
it was granted internal autonomy.
Economy and Cultural Customs
Bermuda’s economy is dependent on tourism, international financial
services, and insurance. The insurance and reinsurance industry
earns over 55 billion U.S. dollars, making Bermuda second only to
London and New York in this sector. Per capita, it has the highest
GDP in the world.
The Devil’s Triangle, also known as the Bermuda Triangle, is the
site of many mysterious disappearances. The area is triangular in
shape, spanning between Bermuda, Puerto Rico, and the Florida
Straits. Over a period of 150 years, hundreds of ships and aircraft
have mysteriously disappeared, often suddenly and with no signs of