Bermuda's Parishes, Villages and Municipalities
Bermuda's 20.6 square miles is divided into nine Parishes, two Municipalities, one being the capital Hamilton and the other historic St George's
, where Bermuda was first settled. Outside of these there are officially only two places big enough to be called Villages, Flatts and Somerset. There used to be a third but Tuckers Town, a forgotten community is now only home to a posh golf club, a new hotel and new homes that probably rely on huge offshore banking bonuses.
The Parish names are a fantastic reminder of Colonial history and each contain scents of what may have been 400 years ago. They are all named after Elizabethan aristrocats, merry gentlemen who were both wealthy and had a pursuit of overseas exploration. Rather precisely each Parish is exactly the same size at 2.3 square miles. I love factoids like that. Parishes were originally known as Tribes as the island was broken down into shares of ownership and ran like fiefdoms from back across the Atlantic Ocean.
And you guessed it I going to write about each and everyone of them as I discover them fully, starting tomorrow with my own Parish where we live, Paget.