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Bermuda

Ethnicity/race: black African 58%, white and other 42%

National Holiday: Bermuda Day, May 24

Literacy rate: 98% (1970 est.)

Economic summary: GDP/PPP (2004 est.): $4.5 billion; per capita $36,000. Real growth rate: 4.6%. Inflation: 2.8% (Nov. 2005). Unemployment: 2.1% (2004 est.). Arable land: 20%. Agriculture: bananas, vegetables, citrus, flowers; dairy products, honey. Labor force: 38,360 (2004); agriculture and fishing 3%, laborers 17%, clerical 19%, professional and technical 21%, administrative and managerial 15%, sales 7%, services 19% (2004 est.). Industries: international business, tourism, light manufacturing. Natural resources: limestone, pleasant climate fostering tourism. Exports: $1.469 billion (2004 est.): reexports of pharmaceuticals. Imports: $982 million (2004 est.): clothing, fuels, machinery and transport equipment, construction materials, chemicals, food and live animals. Major trading partners: France, UK, Spain, Kazakhstan, Japan, South Korea, U.S. (2004).

Communications: Telephones: main lines in use: 52,000 (1997); mobile cellular: 7,980 (1996). Radio broadcast stations: AM 5, FM 3, shortwave 0 (1998). Radios: 82,000 (1997). Television broadcast stations: 3 (1997). Televisions: 66,000 (1997). Internet Service Providers (ISPs): 20 (2000). Internet users: 25,000 (2000).

Transportation: Railways: 0 km. Highways: total: 450 km; paved: 450 km; unpaved: 0 km (2002) note: 241 km are privately owned. Ports and harbors: Hamilton, Saint George"s, Dockyard. Airports: 1 (2002).

International disputes: none.

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