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Bermuda Geography Profile 2018

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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 extremesmean elevation: NA
elevation extremes: lowest point: Atlantic Ocean 0 m
highest point: Town Hill 79 m
Natural resourceslimestone, pleasant climate fostering tourism
Land useagricultural land: 14.8%
arable land 14.8%; permanent crops 0%; permanent pasture 0%
forest: 20%
other: 65.2% (2011 est.)
Irrigated landNA
Population distributionrelatively even population distribution throughout
Natural hazardshurricanes (June to November)
Environment - current issuesdense population and heavy vehicle traffic create serious pollution problems; water resources scarce (most obtained as rainwater or from wells); there is no sewage treatment on the island
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
This page was last updated on January 20, 2018