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 is a British overseas territory in the North Atlantic Ocean. Located off the east coast of the United States, its nearest landmass is Cape Hatteras, North Carolina, about 1,030 kilometres (640 mi) to the west-northwest. It is about 1,373 kilometres (853 mi) south of Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada, and 1,770 kilometres (1,100 mi) northeast of Miami, Florida. Its capital city is Hamilton. Bermuda was discovered in 1505 by Spanish sea captain Juan de Bermúdez after whom the islands are named, who claimed it for the Spanish Empire. Although he paid two visits to the archipelago, Bermúdez never set foot on the uninhabited islands. Subsequent Spanish or other visitors are believed to have released the feral pigs that were abundant on the island when settlement began. The archipelago was settled by England in 1609, by the Virginia Company, which had established Jamestown on the Continent two years earlier. Administered as an extension of Virginia by the Virginia Company 'til 1614, and by its successor, the Somers Isles Company, from 1615 'til 1684, Bermuda became a British colony following the 1707 unification of the Kingdom of England with the Kingdom of Scotland to create the United Kingdom of Great Britain. Since Virginia's independence, Bermuda is the oldest (and since the return of Hong Kong to China in 1997, the most populous) remaining British overseas territory. Its first capital, St George's, was established in 1612 and is the oldest continuously-inhabited English town in the Americas. Bermuda has an affluent economy, with off-shore finance as its largest sector, followed by tourism. In 2005 Bermuda claimed to have the world's highest GDP per capita, but these statistics are difficult to verify as Bermuda is classified as a territory of the UK rather than an independent country. It has a subtropical climate. Bermuda makes up the easternmost point of the so-called "Bermuda Triangle," a region of sea in which a number of aircraft and surface vessels have allegedly disappeared under mysterious circumstances. The island is prone to severe weather and powerful hurricanes, with widespread power outages.

Capital HAMILTON
Currency Dollaro delle Bermuda (BMD)
Country code 001 441
Spoken languages ​​

English (official), Portuguese

Passport

Passport: needed, machine readable issued or renewed no later than the date of October 25, 2005, with residual validity of at least 6 months at the time of entry into the country. For any changes to this rule, we recommend that you inquire beforehand at the Embassy or Consulate of the country present in Italy or at your travel agent.

Health

Hospitals and health care are of a high standard. Helicopters and ambulances are available for special cases. We recommend that you take out before undertaking the journey, providing health insurance coverage as well as medical expenses, even if air emergency medical repatriation or transfer in any other country.

Climate

During the winter, the temperature is around 15-20° C (November to March). From April to June and October, the temperature climbs to 21° C and up to 30° C from July to September.

Viability

Licence No national or international driving licence is recognised. It is forbidden to foreigners driving cars or motorcycles. You can only rent and drive (over 16 years) up to 50cc mopeds, without a license. Car insurance RCA compulsory. Driving rules The movement is on the left, overtaking on the right. Transport It should be noted that in the country roads are generally very narrow.

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