Thursday, 28 January 2010

Bermuda banknote - QEII

Bermuda Banknote - Queen Elizabeth portrait

Face Values : 10 dollar
Year : 1999
Price : RM85

Bermuda Banknote - Queen Elizabeth portrait

Face Values : 5 dollar
Year : 2000
Not for sell

Where is Bermuda?

Bermuda 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 1,350 km (840 mi) south of Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada, and 1,770 km (1,100 mi) northeast of Miami, Florida. Its capital city is Hamilton.

Bermuda is the oldest and most populous remaining British overseas territory, settled by England a century before the Acts of Union created the Kingdom of Great Britain. Bermuda's first capital, St George's, was settled in 1612 and is the oldest continuously inhabited English town in the Americas.

Although usually referred to in the singular, the territory consists of approximately 138 islands, with a total area of 53.3 square kilometres (20.6 sq mi). The largest island, Main Island, is sometimes itself called Bermuda. Compiling a list of the islands is often complicated, as many have more than one name (as does the entire archipelago, which has also been known historically as La Garza, Virgineola, and the Isle of Devils). Despite its small land mass, there has been a tendency for place names to be repeated; there are, for example, two islands named Long Island, and St George's Town is located on St George's Island within St George's Parish (each known as St George's).

Bermuda has a very affluent economy, with finance as its largest sector followed by tourism, giving it the world's highest GDP per capita in 2005. It has a subtropical climate.


Bermuda flag

Capital : Hamilton
Official languages : English
Other language : Portuguese
Government : British overseas territories
Monarch : Queen Elizabeth II
Governor : Sir Richard Gozney
Premier : Ewart Brown
Time zone : Atlantic (UTC-4)
Currency : Bermudian dollar (BMD)   >>> 
Exchange Rate :
10 Bermuda Dollar (BMD) = 34.31 Ringgit Malaysia (MYR)    - Update (Jan 2010)

Capital Hamilton

Hotel in Bermuda - Windham Resort and Spa

Aerial view of Bermuda looking west
St David's and St George's are in the foreground

Info sources : Wikipedia

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