Introduction Bermuda is a freeisland country in the North Atlantic Ocean. It has 7 major islands and is closeto Cape Hatteras in America. The islands are Somerset, St. Georges, St.
Davids,Boaz, and the main island the largest part. Also where the country capital islocated Hamilton. The size of the country is about 24 miles long and is about 1mile in width. The main islands are in the shape of a fishook and are connectedby bridges. The climate inBermuda is mild and humid. August is the warmest month, the normal daytime highis 86 degrees. Also Febuary would be the coldest month for this country with anighttime low of 57 degrees.
The amount of annual precipitation of 57 inches,if there is a drought this can be very bad because the supply of drinking waterdepends on rainfall. All of the vegetation is subtropical, some of these plantsinclude hibiscus, easter lilies, and oleander. The islands wildlife is mostlylizards and frogs but migratory birds visit from time to time. Bermuda is composedof coral islands that are 200 feet thick of marine limestone. That caps asecretly submerged volcanic mountain range that is extinct. The islands areclustered by coral reefs and have no rivers or lakes. History In 1511 there was anisland called “Bermudas” that was on a map in Spain.
There was a navigatornamed Fernadez de Oveideo who sailed close to the islands and helped discoverthis with the help of his countryman Juan Bermudez. Although the islands wereunhabited because they were so small. In 1609 the English Company who recentlyestablished and settled Jamestown permanently settled Bermuda after ahurricane. Bermuda also is theoldest self-governing british overseas territory. Bermuda has a parliamentaryrepresentative democratic dependency. The head of government is the premier andthere is a multiparty system. During the American Civil War Bermuda was astaging area for smuggling rum into the United states during prohibition.Bermuda is also known for having slaves back in the 1600’s.
The first blacks tocome to Bermuda were people from the West Indies. At the end of the 18thcentury whites were the main race on the island, blacks and indians were smallminorities. Although today 60 percent of Bermudians are of African or Europeandecent. Slavery was abolished in 1834 and all slaves were freed in Bermuda.