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This article was the Collaboration of the week between 22 August 2006 and 28 August 2006.

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Removed French Wikitravel Link[edit]

The French Wikitravel link was to a place called Bermudes which I'm quite prepared to believe is the French name for Bermuda. But the intro para of the Bermudes article stated that Bermudes is in the Caribbean, which places it at least 1000 miles away from Bermuda which is in the North Atlantic. I will refer this to the user who added the french link for clarification; in the meantime I've removed the link as it is misleading. -- Chris j wood 08:15, 4 Sep 2004 (EDT)

It's not misleading; it's pragmatic. Putting Bermuda (or Bermudes) in the same geographic bucket with Jamaica and Haiti and Cuba and so on makes more sense than putting it in the same bucket with the Azores and Faroe Islands, or the barrier islands of North Carolina. It's "Caribbean" like Iceland is "European" or the Philippines are "Asian". - Todd VerBeek 17:34, 5 June 2006 (EDT)

Cities![edit]

Certainly Hamilton is a city by most definitions (although a very small one of course). It has a cathedral (Anglican I seem to recall) which is one of the basis for older UK cities (notwithstanding the new cities eg Milton Keynes) and is the capital. As to St George's, I suspect that is only a town. In the years I lived there I never saw the name City of St. George! Somerset definately is a town (a hamlet perhaps in any other mainland country as it whizzes by in about 10 seconds when you are roaring down Middle Road at the speed limit (approx 50 km/hr). In the same way I would never include Flatts in there or the Dockyards.

84.112.104.223 10:25, 9 April 2006 (EDT)Candorwien

There are many people who use the word "city" in its vernacular generic sense of "a place where lots of people live together with a bunch of buildings all clustered within a small geographic area". (If you need a cathedral, there must be a profound lack of "cities" in heathen lands.) - Todd VerBeek 17:34, 5 June 2006 (EDT)

Climate[edit]

"As a result drinking water is collected on the roofs of all buildings (by law), and in special catchment areas. "

Perhaps a much clearer explanation would be, "As a result, drinking water is collected from the roofs of all buildings (by law), and in special catchment areas, and stored in tanks under the ground for each home or premesis."

84.112.104.223 10:30, 9 April 2006 (EDT)Candorwien

St. George vs. St. George's[edit]

  • The official tourism site at http://www.bermudatourism.com uses "Town of St. George" for the town and "St. George's parish" when referring to the parish [1]. OldPine 09:46, 26 August 2006 (EDT)

Bermudians refer to BOTH the town and the parish as St George's (apostrophe S). Former Bermuda resident.

Parishes[edit]

Any thoughts on setting up the nine Parishes of Bermuda with small city outlines? Right now we have Bermuda and the "cities" of Hamilton and St. George. Several of the Parishes (that don't even have one of the two cities in them) have pretty strong article potential... Southampton, Sandys, Hamilton Parish... and others have lodging, dining, beaches or at least some attraction as noted under "Parishes" in the Bermuda article. I think perhaps a single outline-type listing under "cities" combining the parish list with the city list would allow direct access to the Hamilton and St. George articles from the Bermuda article page. Thoughts? (rephrased from original comment) OldPine 07:40, 27 August 2006 (EDT)

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