Administrative divisions of Bermuda

The land area of Bermuda is divided into nine parishes. There are also two defined municipalities, located in the boundaries of two of the parishes.

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ParishesEdit

Bermuda has nine "Parishes", originally called "Tribes". Each of the nine parishes with the exception of St. George's covers the same land area, (2.31 square miles / 5.97 km2). The Parishes are not administrative divisions, and have no relationship with Bermuda's electoral districts.

Parish Population
(2016)[1]
Population
(2010)[1]
Change
(%)[1]
Land area
(km2)
Population density
Devonshire 7,087 7,330 −3.3% 5.97 1,187.1/km2
Hamilton 5,584 5,862 −4.7% 5.97 935.3/km2
Paget 5,899 5,702 +3.5% 5.97 988.1/km2
Pembroke 11,160 10,614 +5.1% 5.97 1,869.3/km2
St George's 5,659 6,422 −11.9% 6.6 857.4/km2
Sandys 6,983 7,653 −8.8% 5.97 1,169.7/km2
Smith's 5,984 5,406 +10.7% 5.97 1,002.3/km2
Southampton 6,421 6,633 −3.2% 5.97 1,075.5/km2
Warwick 9,002 8,615 +4.5% 5.97 1,507.9/km2

Note on pronunciation:

  • The "y" in Sandys is silent (though often mispronounced "san-dees", it should be "sands")
  • The second "w" in Warwick is not pronounced

MunicipalitiesEdit

Whereas the town of St George's is surrounded by St George's Parish, Hamilton Parish and the city of Hamilton are not close to each other geographically.

Saint George's, the larger of the two municipalities, served as Bermuda's capital until 1815 until the newly established Hamilton replaced it.

VillagesEdit

Bermuda has two villages (unincorporated urban areas)

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b c "2016 Census Report" (PDF). Government of Bermuda, Department of Statistics. Archived from the original (PDF) on 15 July 2020. Retrieved 7 August 2020.