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Bermuda

Population: 68,679 Capital City: Hamilton

The islands and islets of Bermuda lie in the Atlantic Ocean, east of the United States of America, along the southern rim of the summit of a submarine volcanic mountain.

The main islands are clustered in the shape of a fishhook, connected by bridges.

The Bermuda Triangle falls between Bermuda, Puerto Rico and Florida. It’s believed by some to be a disaster area, where ships disappear mysteriously.

The numerous coral reefs provide great places for scuba diving.

The economy is based on tourism and international finance.

Children in Bermuda go to free schools between the ages of 5 and 16, and there’s one junior college. To study at university, students go overseas and many get a government scholarship.

Most food is imported, however locally produced vegetables, bananas, citrus fruits, milk, eggs and honey are available.

Sailing, football, cricket and rugby are popular.

Bermuda made its debut in the Hamilton 1930 British Empire Games and has only missed four editions of the Games. Its first medal success came at Kingston 1966 with Silver for John Morbey in the Men's Long Jump. The first Gold was achieved at the Auckland 1990 Commonwealth Games, when Clarence Saunders won the Men's High Jump.

Fun fact: On Bermuda you’ll see pink beaches. The colour is caused by red forams, tiny single-celled creatures that live on the underside of the coral reef.

Sport fact: Bermuda competed in the 2007 Cricket World Cup, when it fielded the heaviest player on the pitch. He was a policeman named Dwayne Leverock, also known as Sluggo.

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