Bermuda

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The small island nation of Bermuda is a surprisingly interesting place, with a rich history and diverse culture. The country's jurisdiction name is also something to consider when reading about it, as Bermuda is known as the Somers Islands. Bermuda has a long history, stretching back to the early 17th century when Europeans first started exploring the archipelago. The British took possession of the island in 1609 and developed it into a major naval base. Even after Bermuda became part of the United States in 1783, it retained its Naval base function, serving as a launch point for military operations in both World Wars. Today, the country is home to around 11,000 people, most of whom are concentrated in Hamilton and St George's. The architecture in Bermuda is strikingly different from anywhere else in the world. Many of the buildings date back to the 18th century, when Bermuda was one of the wealthiest places on earth and attracted many wealthy Britons who built impressive homes. There's still plenty of evidence of these days though- many streets still boast elegant Regency-style houses. Other notable features of Bermuda include its stunning coral reefs and incredible amber treasures. The country is also home to some unusual flora