■The nickname for a local Bermudian is an Onion. ■The official speed limit driving on the roads here is 35 kph. ■Bermuda has 103 kilometres’ worth of coastline. ■St. Peter’s Church is the oldest Anglican church in continual use in the Western hemisphere. ■St. George’s has official status as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. ■The Cup Match is an annual cricket match that takes place over two days in the summer. ■If you want to see a Galapagos tortoise in Bermuda, head to the Bermuda Aquarium, Museum & Zoo. ■If you see a pink bus stop pole, the bus is headed to Hamilton. ■If you want to kiss a dolphin, head to The Royal Naval Dockyard. ■The Royal Naval Dockyard was once known as the “Gibraltar of the West.” ■The capital of Bermuda is Hamilton. ■The national flower: Bermudiana ■Bermuda roofs are made of limestone. ■John Lennon got the inspiration for the title of his last album from The Botanical Gardens in Paget. ■Mark Twain famously said, “You can go to Heaven if you want. I’d rather stay in Bermuda.” ■Locals are known to wear long knee socks with Bermuda shorts. ■Traditional Bermudian dancers are called Gombeys. ■Bermuda Day is celebrated May 24.
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