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Bermuda Geography Profile 2014

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LocationNorth America, group of islands in the North Atlantic Ocean, east of South Carolina (US)
Geographic coordinates32 20 N, 64 45 W
Map referencesNorth America
Areatotal: 54 sq km
land: 54 sq km
water: 0 sq km
Area - comparativeabout one-third the size of Washington, DC
Land boundaries0 km
Coastline103 km
Maritime claimsterritorial sea: 12 nm
exclusive fishing zone: 200 nm
Climatesubtropical; mild, humid; gales, strong winds common in winter
Terrainlow hills separated by fertile depressions
Elevation extremeslowest point: Atlantic Ocean 0 m
highest point: Town Hill 76 m
Natural resourceslimestone, pleasant climate fostering tourism
Land usearable land: 14.8%
permanent crops: 0%
other: 85.2% (55% developed, 45% rural/open space) (2011)
Irrigated landNA
Natural hazardshurricanes (June to November)
Environment - current issuessustainable development
Geography - noteconsists of about 138 coral islands and islets with ample rainfall, but no rivers or freshwater lakes; some land was leased by the US Government from 1941 to 1995

Source: CIA World Factbook
Unless otherwise noted, information in this page is accurate as of August 23, 2014