Practical Information in Hamilton (Capital City)

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Hamilton Practical Information is a great way to acquaint yourself with some basic facts about Hamilton, Bermuda while planning your trip. Hamilton is the main port and capital of Bermuda, it is the administrative capital of Bermuda and was named after Sir Henry Hamilton, who was the governor in the late 1700s.

Location 

Hamilton is located in the Hamilton Harbour, within the country of Bermuda. The country of Bermuda is officially called the Bermuda Islands, or the Somer Islands. They are located off the east coast of the United States, in the North Atlantic Ocean. The closest land mass is the state of North Carolina. The Bermuda Islands are part of the British Territories, and were settled in 1612. The exact coordinates for Hamilton are 32.293 degrees north, and 64.782 degrees west. Hamilton is the only incorporated city within Bermuda.

Population 

The approximate number of residents living in Hamilton is widely speculated to be between 900 and 1500 residents. Although Hamilton is the capital of Bermuda, it is more the administrative capital, rather than populous capital. The UN estimated Hamilton's population to be 1000 residents in 2008.

Language 

The official language of Hamilton, as well as the entire of Bermuda is English. There is a strong population of foreigners, so it is not uncommon to hear many other languages during your visit, Portuguese being one of the more prevalent.

Time Zone
 

Bermuda lies in the Atlantic Standard Time Zone (AST) or Coordinated Universal Time minus 4 hours (UTC -4 hrs). Hamilton does observe Daylight Savings Time, so from April to October the time zone is Atlantic Daylight Time Zone (ADT) or Coordinated Universal Time minus 3 hours (UTC -3 hrs).

Religion 

Christianity is the most dominant religion in all of Bermuda. Churches include Roman Catholic, Seventh Day Adventist and other Christian denominations.

Electricity 

Voltage is 110 volts AC, 60 Hz. Common North American flat, 2-pin plugs are standard. It is advisable to bring an electrical adaptor for your electronics if they are running on a different voltage.

Currency 

The official currency of Hamilton, as well as the rest of the Bermuda Islands is the Bermuda dollar. The Bermuda dollar is subdivided by 100 cents. The coins that are used are the 1, 5, 10, 25 cents, and the $1 coin. There is also a 50 cent coin, but it is very rare to find one. The banknotes in circulation are the $2, $5, $10, $20, $50, and $100 dollar bills.

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February 20, 2010 new by marley16kristin

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