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Bermuda Orientation

Bermuda Orientation

The Bermudian community is divided into nine parishes, each managed by advisory councils. These include Sandy’s, Southampton, Warwick, Paget, Devonshire, Pembroke, Smiths, Hamilton, and St. George’s.

The delightful climate and great natural beauty of Bermuda attract thousands of visitors each year. The average temperature is 70°F. The winter seldom sees temperatures below 55°; in summer it rarely climbs above 87°.

Rainfall on the islands is often heavy, with almost 60 inches falling annually. That, accompanied by eight hours of brilliant sunshine 315 days on average each year, ensures an abundance of lush vegetation. Palms, casuarinas and swamp mangroves are among the common trees. Hibiscus, oleander, poinsettia, and many other flowering plants and trees bloom profusely. Easter lilies are cultivated for export and are also used to make perfumes. Two hundred species of birds have been catalogued here (although most of them are migratory birds blown off course). The waters off Bermuda literally teem with fish, many of which are remarkable for their striking colors and markings. Clear waters offer good visibility up to 200 feet and beyond.

Most of the island is residential, a fact that becomes readily apparent as you travel through town after town of neat, pastelcolored homes with white roofs and beautifully maintained English gardens full of hibiscus, oleander and Bermudiana. Beyond these areas, tiny farms create a magic quilt of tomatoes, sweet potatoes, onions and other vegetables. Bananas hang heavily from trees in great green and yellow bunches. Magnificent pink beaches, green golf courses and the eye-popping turquoise ocean combine to create a tropical utopia. And with 12 nature reserves on the Main Island alone, Bermuda is also a haven for naturalists.

Last updated August 26, 2008
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