About Bermuda The Islands of Bermuda
Bermuda is a self-governing British colony located in the western Atlantic Ocean. The closest point of land is Cape Hatteras, North Carolina some 600 miles away. London is approximately 3,000 miles away. Bermuda is not in the Bahamas, which are about 1000 miles to the south, nor is it located in the West Indies or the Caribbean.

Bermuda is actually comprised of 150 close-knit islands and islets. There are seven principal islands linked by causeways and bridges. It is 21 miles long, and rarely more than 1 1/2 miles wide.  Topography is primarily a rolling landscape, with a coastline dotted with sandy, translucent bays, caves and craggy cliffs. There are no rivers or fresh water lakes and rainwater is collected on the roofs of almost every building in Bermuda for storage in underground tanks.

Bermuda is divided into nine parishes: Somerset, Southampton, Warwick, Paget, Pembroke, Devonshire, Smiths, Hamilton and St. Georges.

The City of Hamilton, located in Pembroke Parish, is the Island’s capital and principal port. It is a contemporary, prosperous and busy city. In the summer season majestic cruise ships tie up alongside Front Street in Hamilton. An atmosphere of quiet civility and refined living pervades. Office buildings do not exceed four floors above ground level, and traditional architecture carries the Bermudian style throughout.