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Encyclopedia > Hamilton, Bermuda
City Hall in Hamilton.
The cathedral in Hamilton.
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Hamilton is the capital of Bermuda. Although there is a parish of the same name, the city of Hamilton is in the parish of Pembroke. The City is named after Sir Henry Hamilton, governor from 1778 to 1794. The parish of Hamilton predates it. Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... Image File history File links City_Hall_in_Hamilton,_Bermuda. ... Image File history File links City_Hall_in_Hamilton,_Bermuda. ... File history Legend: (cur) = this is the current file, (del) = delete this old version, (rev) = revert to this old version. ... File history Legend: (cur) = this is the current file, (del) = delete this old version, (rev) = revert to this old version. ... Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... Not to be confused with capitol. ... Hamilton Parish (originally Harrington Parish) is one of the nine parishes of Bermuda. ... Pembroke Parish is one of the nine parishes of Bermuda. ... Henry Hamilton (c. ... For other uses, see Governor (disambiguation). ... Year 1778 (MDCCLXXVIII) was a common year starting on Thursday (link will display the full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar (or a common year starting on Monday of the 11-day slower Julian calendar). ... 1794 was a common year starting on Wednesday (see link for calendar). ... Hamilton Parish (originally Harrington Parish) is one of the nine parishes of Bermuda. ...


In spite of being the administrative capital of Bermuda, Hamilton only has a permanent population of approximately 969, although some estimates have it as high as 1,500. Hamilton is the only incorporated city in Bermuda, but actually is smaller than the historic town of St. George's. A more representative measure of Bermuda population tends to be by parish. St. ...


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History

Hamilton history began in 1790 when the Bermuda Government set aside 145 acres (58.7 ha) for its future seat, and was officially incorporated in 1793 by an Act of Parliament. The Colony's capital relocated to Hamilton from St. George's in 1815. The Town of Hamilton became a City with the erection of the Hamilton Cathedral (Church Of England) in 1897. A Catholic cathedral was later constructed. Today, the city overlooking Hamilton Harbour is primarily a business district, with few structures other than office buildings and shops. The city of Hamilton had a building limit of no more of 6 storeys, but in recent months buildings have been planned and areas have started construction on buildings as high as 10 storeys in the city. The islands local newspaper The Royal Gazette reports "If you dont recognise the city, after more then 15 years away, we don't blame you as it has changed so much". Year 1790 (MDCCXC) was a common year starting on Friday (link will display the full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar (or a common year starting on Monday of the 11-day slower Julian calendar). ... Year 1793 (MDCCXCIII) was a common year starting on Tuesday (link will display the full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar (or a common year starting on Saturday of the 11-day slower Julian calendar). ... April 5-12: Mount Tambora explodes, changing climate. ... 1897 (MDCCCXCVII) was a common year starting on Friday (see link for calendar). ... The Royal Gazette is a newspaper of record on the island nation of Bermuda. ...


Trivia

Hamilton is antipode to Perth, Western Australia. Antipodal points on the surface of a sphere are diametrically opposite; on the other side of a globe. ... Location of Perth within Australia This article is about the metropolitan area of Perth, Western Australia. ...


External links

  • The Corporation of Hamilton municipal government website
  • City of Hamilton Bermuda Island.net's detailed History
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Bermuda - Hamilton (130 words)
Hamilton (capital) - Hamilton is the capital of Bermuda.
The city is named after Bermuda's first governor Sir Henry Hamilton.In spite of being the administrative capital of Bermuda, Hamilton only has a permanent population of approximately 969, although some estimates have it as high as 1,500.
A more representative measure of Bermuda population tends to be by parish.History -Hamilton history began in 1790 when the Bermuda Government set aside 145 acres (587,000 m²) for the future seat of Bermuda government.
Bermuda's City of Hamilton (10864 words)
Bermuda Government, with its many buildings, army of civil servants, large number of elected and appointed politicians, cruise and cargo ships.
Bermuda was one of the places selected as a prisoner-of-war-camp for the Boers because of its distance from South Africa.
It was restored by the Bermuda Government, which owns and operates it, as a branch post office of the General Post Office in 1959, the year of the 350th anniversary of the settlement of Bermuda by the British.
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